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Man City Owner CFG Enters Joint Venture With U.K.-Based Goals Soccer Centres

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 17

Goals Soccer Centres "entered into a joint venture" with Man City owner City Football Group to "accelerate the growth of the Goals brand in North America," according to Scott McCulloch of INSIDER.co.uk. The five-a-side football center operator...

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Tags: Europe, Media, North America

Hazard Becomes Part Owner Of NASL Side

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U.S. Banks Financing Sports Stadiums

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McGregor's Reebok Deal Expires

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Hosting 2026 Games Would Cost Calgary C$2B

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