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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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Concepción Stadium Behind Schedule

Former Chilean Football League (ANFP) President Harold Mayne-Nicholls "appears concerned by the lack of progress in the construction of the Municipal de Concepción Stadium, which will be the site of the 2015 Copa America," according to EMOL. Mayne-Nicholls said that "this should generate ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

AFA Lifts Restrictions After 2 Matchdays

The Argentine FA "will allow non-season-ticket holders to attend upcoming football games, but it will continue to prevent visiting fans from attending," according to CLARIN. Starting on the third matchday of the season, clubs at all levels of Argentine football will be able to sell tickets to fans w ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, South America

Evidence Of Police-Gang Connection

Argentine judge Manuel De Campos, who is reviewing a case including 15 charges against Argentine first division side Boca Juniors barra brava (football gang) La Doce, has "proof of a connection between at least two police officers and La Doce leaders," according to Gustavo Yarroch of CLARIN. On Tues ...

Tags: South America, Franchises

FIFA Focuses On Stadiums

With the World Cup less than a year away, FIFA is "pledging to increase its monitoring of stadium construction in Brazil," according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. FIFA wants "all 12 stadiums ready for the June 2014 kickoff" of football's showcase event. There were "several stadium delays for the Confed ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Rio 2016 May Need $700M In Government Funds

Olympic organizers said that they may have to use $700M in government money "to meet the operating budget for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games," according to the AP.  LOC COO Leo Gryner said that as conditions now stand "we need this $700 million." The original budget estimate of $2.8B " ...

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Adidas Unveils New Messi Cleats

Adidas has kicked off the launch of its next generation of Lionel Messi cleats with "The New Speed of Light" video featuring the four-time FIFA World Player of the Year sporting his adizero F50s. The ad was shot at 1,000 frames per second to give it a distinctive visual display ( adidas ). Th ...

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Argentine FA Bans Visiting Fans

The Argentine FA has decided that only "local season ticket holders and fans with memberships in their favorite clubs" will be able to attend football games on the first two gamedays of the upcoming season, according to OLE. This "is being added to the measures preventing the attendance of opposing ...

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Arena Fonte Nova To Be Main World Cup Venue

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, the Arena Group completed its first project in Brazil, increasing Arena Fonte Nova's seating capacity for the FIFA Confederations Cup in July. The stadium's standard capacity of 56,500 was increased by 5,000 temporary grandstand seats installed and managed in collab ...

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AFA Plus System Suffers More Delays

Though it was announced by the Argentine FA that the AFA Plus system would be ready for the upcoming season in August , it is "now estimated that AFA Plus will first be used a year from now," according to Matías Bustos Milla of CLARIN. As part of AFA Plus, each fan who wants to attend a game ...

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With FIFA Gone, Brazil's Stadiums Slide

Brazilian football fans and journalists have accused football authorities of "double standards" after reporting that conditions at Brazil's new football stadiums "have plummeted since the Confederations Cup ended and the arenas started holding Brazilian league matches," according to Andrew Downie of ...

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