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SBD Global/October 22, 2012/Facilities

Bundesliga Club Greuther Fürth Wins Court Case Against Stadium Owner

Bundesliga club Greuther Fürth "does not have to pay damages to its stadium owner after a court decided in favor of the club," according to Conny Brandstätter, owner of the stadium and son of toy company Playmobil Founder Horst Brandstätter, "sued the club for naming-rights violations." The stadium changed its name from Playmobil-Stadium to Trolli-Arena on June 1, 2010. Brandstätter "saw the renaming as a violation of his lease contract with the club" and sued the club for €250,000 ($325,000) in damages and two-thirds of the club's revenue from its naming-rights deal with candy company Trolli. The value in dispute was €1.2M ($1.6M) (, 10/19).
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