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Police Force Tottenham To Keep 20,000 Seats Empty For Wembley Opener

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

There will be "almost 20,000 empty seats" for Tottenham's first Premier League match at Wembley "because of restrictions imposed" by Brent Council and Metropolitan Police, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIMES. Tottenham has sold "about 70,000 tickets" for Sunday's game, including 3,000 ...

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Malaysia To Stop Hosting F1 After '18

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11/22/16
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11/21/16
LPGA Tour To Hold Event In New Zealand

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11/21/16
Ecclestone: Singapore No Longer Wants F1

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11/21/16
U.S., Canada To Host 2025 World Cup

North America has been "given the go-ahead to host" the 2025 Rugby League World Cup, according to the PA. The U.S. and Canada will host the tournament after the Rugby League Int'l Federation "endorsed the recommendation of its board to take the 17th World Cup outside the sport’s traditional ...

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11/18/16
Rally Australia Won't Share WRC Event

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11/16/16
X Games Returns To Norway In '17

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