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Second Bundesliga Clubs Sell Close To 180,000 Season Tickets For '15-16 Campaign

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

Second Bundesliga clubs "have sold an average of 10,000 season tickets for the '15-16 campaign," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The 18 clubs sold a total of 177,970 season tickets, which translates into an average of 9,887. Nuremberg is the club that sold the most season tickets with 19,80...

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Ukrainian Arena Burned By Militia

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FIGC To Ban Co-Ownership Of Players

Italy is to ban clubs from co-owning players, saying that "the practice is out of line with the rest of Europe," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Italian Football Federation (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete said on the organization's website, "From the next transfer window onwards, the co-own ...

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Accident Mars German Mercedes Shoot

Mercedes confirmed reports of "a serious car accident during a commercial shoot involving the German national football team on Tuesday," according to the DPA. The car company said that a car driven by German Touring Car Championship (DTM) driver Pascal Wehrlein "hit two people on a closed-off road." ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

Germans Expect Title From National Team

Almost half of the German population "expects the German national team to win the title at the World Cup in Brazil," according to the SID. This is the result of a study by "Football Research in an Enlarged Europe" on the opinion of football in European countries. FREE asked 7,245 Europeans for the s ...

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DOSB To Remodel Headquarters

The German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB) will start construction and remodeling of parts of its headquarters in Frankfurt this summer. Therefore, the organization will have to move to a temporary location in Neu-Isenburg. It will leave its current headquarters on June 18 and start operation at i ...

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Champions League Final Draws 4.9M On ITV

Real Madrid's victory over Atlético Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday "was watched by an average audience of 4.9 million on ITV, down on the audiences of previous finals that benefited from involving an English side," according to John Reynolds of the London GUARDIAN. The match ...

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Lech Extends Sponsorship Deal With STS

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FA Behind Blatter Presidency Challenge

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Krakow Citizens Reject '22 Olympics Bid

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RB Leipzig Alters Logo

Newly promoted 2nd Bundesliga club RB Leipzig "has fulfilled a central requirement of the German Football League (DFL) and altered its logo," according to the SID. The club's logo "was altered to have less similarities to the logo of its main sponsor Red Bull." The slightly altered logo "was unveile ...

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