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FIFA Ensures 2018 World Cup Pitch Quality By Banning Concerts Before Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 16

FIFA has "blocked rock concerts from being staged in World Cup stadiums" in the weeks before the '18 tournament kicks off in Russia, according to Graham Dunbar of the AP. FIFA passed a rule "to ensure that the field of play is of the highest quality, it shall not be used for a non-football event" fo...

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