Featured Story

SAP Co-Founder Dietmar Hopp To Become Majority Owner Of TSG Hoffenheim

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 19 / 14

SAP co-Founder Dietmar Hopp "is expected to become the majority owner of Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim" in '15, according to the SID. The German Football League (DFL) on Thursday confirmed that Hopp "will be allowed to take over the majority ownership on July 1." Hopp is therefore avoiding the so-c...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Europe

More Stories

12/19/14
Event Notes

Melbourne will host an Australian Opening Event for the Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 on Feb. 12. Tournament co-host New Zealand will stage its Opening Event on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne event will involve current and former World Cup players, cultural and musica ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

12/18/14
Berlin To Pay $3.4M For CL Final

New Berlin Mayor Michael Muller has said the city will contribute €2.74M ($3.4M) toward the cost of staging the 2015 Champions League final, according to Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN. The Olympiastadion will host the women's final on June 4 followed by the men's final on June 6, with the "final pie ...

Tags: Europe, Events and Attractions

12/18/14
Qatar Migrant Workers Earning Small Sums

Migrant workers in 2022 World Cup host Qatar were "fighting to earn a few dollars," according to John Leicester of the AP. The job: "pretend to be a sports fan." Qataris boast that they are "mad for sports." The ruling emir of the oil-and-gas rich Gulf nation is "so fond of football" he bought Paris ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East

12/18/14
Event Notes

Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in '19 -- and will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in '17. The England & Wales Cricket Board will also recommend to th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

12/17/14
Spain To Host FIBA Women's WC In '18

FIBA on Tuesday announced that Spain will host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in '18. Spain and Israel presented the two bids shortlisted to host the biggest women’s basketball tournament. Twenty three of the 26 members making up FIBA's Central Board voted. Eighteen were in favor ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

12/17/14
AFC Asks Australia To Review Security

The Asian Football Confederation has asked Australia to "beef up security for next month's Asian Cup in the wake of the deadly hostage siege in Sydney," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. Asia's biggest football tournament will be held for the first time in Australia from Jan. 9-31, and AFC offi ...

Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

12/17/14
Royal Trophy Organizers Postpone Event

The organizers of the Royal Trophy golf team event, "which pits Europe against Asia," said that it has been postponed, just days ahead of the scheduled tee-off in Guangzhou, according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The announcement comes amid a "long-standing battle for control of Asian golf betw ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

12/17/14
Rally France Could Be Moved To Corsica

The organization of the Rally France in the French region of Alsace in October “appeared to be more and more compromised” on Tuesday after the cities of Mulhouse and Strasbourg announced that they would “reduce or cancel their financial participation for the event,” according ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

12/17/14
Event Notes

New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra "will star" at the Cricket World Cup's opening ceremony in Christchurch. The free event will feature a "light show and one of Christchurch's biggest fireworks displays," along with singers such as Westenra and Sol3Mio. It will be broadcast globally and include some ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

12/16/14
Yokohama Wants To Host Rugby Matches

The Yokohama stadium that staged the 2002 FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Germany "has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 rugby World Cup," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. The 72,000-seat stadium "was not on the original shortlist of venues bidding to host matches ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug