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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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05/06/13
Brazil Promises Fast Internet Connections

Football fans attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil "will have no problem going online from stadiums," but they might want to "use a local cellphone chip to keep their charges low," according to Anthony Boadle of REUTERS. Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said that each of the 12 sta ...

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05/03/13
Fortaleza First To Hit World Cup Goal

Brazil’s "temple of football," the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, "stole the limelight" when it reopened last weekend despite the fact that "only two of its entrances were complete," and "some seats were still missing," according to Joe Leahy of the FINANCIAL TIMES. However, more t ...

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05/03/13
Calls To Rename Rio's Olympic Stadium

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05/01/13
Rebelo To Overhaul Brazil Calendar

Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo "has reiterated his desire to overhaul the country's football calendar in a bid to revitalize its foundering domestic competitions," according to XINHUA. Rebelo "has set the government on a collision course with the Brazilian Football Confederation" and high ...

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04/29/13
Maracanã Reopens, Still Not Finished

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "has re-opened with an exhibition match despite not being fully finished," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. Only two entrances "were complete, some seats still missing and the area around the stadium resembled a building site" as the arena was re-inaugu ...

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04/29/13
Brazilian Clubs Oppose Third Party Ban

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04/26/13
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04/26/13
Allianz Signs Stadium Naming-Rights Deal

German insurance company Allianz "is poised to enhance its portfolio of stadium naming rights contracts" after agreeing to a deal with the new home of  Brasileiro club Palmeiras, according to SOCCEREX. The deal "has been brokered by the Sao Paulo venue’s developer WTorre and is set to be ...

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04/26/13
Recife Playing Surface Meets Spain's Standard

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