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SBD Global/July 4, 2012/Facilities
Published July 4, 2012
NEW TURF: Following the charity tennis match between the top two players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, Real Madrid will "begin work on returfing the Santiago Bernabéu pitch." Due to the "hard wear" from the long season along with the Bernabéu becoming a "huge event venue" since the season ended, the grass will have to be replaced so that the field is "in perfect condition for the start of the season" (MARCA, 7/2).
BREAKING RECORDS: A record rugby crowd turned out for the third and final Test of the Castrol EDGE Wales Tour between Qantas Wallabies and Six Nations champion at Wales' Allianz Stadium in Sydney. The 42,889 fans eclipsed the previous record of 41,917 set in '94 when the Wallabies took on the All Blacks (Qantas Wallabies).