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Munich Reportedly To Make Decision On New Multi-Purpose Arena In '14

04 / 24 / 14

Munich "will reportedly make a basic decision on the construction of a new multi-purpose arena this year," according to MERKUR ONLINE. The city "is also expected to launch a tender for potential architects." The proposed arena "is expected to be completed in '17 and become the new showpiece of Munic...

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