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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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German Football Disagrees With Platini

The majority of Germany's top football clubs "disagree with UEFA President Michel Platini's plans to reform Europe's top two club competitions," according to the DPA. Platini "proposed to scrap the Europa League in '15 and at the same time increase the number of participating clubs in the Champions ...

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Swiss Sports Sponsorships Increasing

Nearly 90% of Swiss companies are involved in sports sponsorships, according to the 10th Swiss Sponsorship Barometer study conducted by sport marketing company Sport+Markt and the ESB European Sponsorship Exchange. The study also found the amount of sponsorship deals in Switzerland are increasing ev ...

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Champions League Overhaul Considered

UEFA President Michel Platini has said that expanding the Champions League to 64 teams and scrapping the Europa League is "an option amid a wide-ranging debate over the future of its club competitions," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Platini said that a proposal "was under discussi ...

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India Could Face Olympic Suspension

The IOC made it clear that it will "propose the suspension" of the Indian Olympic Association in its exec board meeting early next month if the upcoming IOA elections are "held under the government's Sports Code," according to the PTI. The development has "put the controversial polls under a cloud." ...

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World's 30 Highest-Paid Football Coaches

Real Madrid coach José Mourinho is "at the top of managerial earners in world football" -- Alex Ferguson is only fourth and England boss Roy Hodgson is 30th, according to Dan Ripley of the London DAILY MAIL. Brazilian sports business consulting firm Pluri Consultoria "has ranked" what it cons ...

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TV The Most-Important Medium

TV is the most-important medium for 82.4% of German sports fans, although 26.1% already simultaneously use the Internet to get their sports news and to communicate with like-minded people. Those are the findings of a study regarding the media usage of German sports fans by PR firm Edelman and the In ...

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Hannover Stadium To Be Renamed

The home stadium of Bundesliga club Hannover 96, the AWD-Arena, "will be renamed," according to the SID. After the stadium's current naming-rights partner, financial service AWD, had been taken over by insurance company Swiss Life, the current sponsorship name "is supposed to be erased." The new nam ...

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Cologne Reports $1M Profit In '11-12

Second Bundesliga club FC Cologne "has released its financial numbers of the '11-12 fiscal year in which it generated a €800,000 ($1M) profit," according to the SID. The club's "revenue increased by €10M ($12.9M) to €80.2M ($103M)." At the same time, Cologne "was able to reduce its li ...

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Nürburgring Keeps F1 Hopes Alive

Liquidators revealed that "an F1 Grand Prix at the financially struggling Nürburgring racetrack is back in the realm of possibilities after private racetrack operator NAG and the bankrupt, state-owned Nürburgring GmbH agreed to a compromise," according to the SID. Liquidator Thomas Schmidt ...

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DFB Supports Platini's Euro 2020 Idea

The German Football Federation (DFB) said that "a plan to stage the 2020 European football championships across the entire continent instead of one or two countries enjoys wide support among national federations," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Ahead of two days of meetings in Brussels, B ...

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