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Secondary Ticketing Companies Corner Market For Haye-Bellew Bout

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 02 / 16

The sale of seats for the heavyweight boxing showdown between David Haye and Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena on March 4 has "demonstrated the way pirate ticketing now dominates the market," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The official sale via the O2 website "sold out in 55 minutes o...

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Auckland Could Lose NRL Nines

Auckland "could lose the annual Nines tournament" from '19, with the National Rugby League opening it up to a bidding process, according to STUFF. The event, which happens before each NRL season, was given to Duco and Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (Ateed) on a five-year deal ...

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The FA is "risking a fine" from UEFA after scheduling the FA Cup fifth-round replay between Hull City and Arsenal for March 8, with the kickoff at 7pm. UEFA has not given permission for the match "to coincide with Champions League fixtures on the same night" and could take action despit ...

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DEL Awards Winter Game To Mannheim

The German Hockey League (DEL) awarded its outdoor Winter Game to the Adler Mannheim. The club will take on the Schwenninger Wild Wings at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena on Jan. 7. The home of Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim has a capacity of 29,700. The organizer of the third DEL Winter Game will be ...

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Russia Cuts World Cup Budget Again

Russia has reduced the budget for the 2018 World Cup by almost $80M, less than five months after Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko "ruled out further spending cuts," according to James Ellingworth of the AP. The latest cuts, announced in a government document Thursday, "come at a time of cut ...

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Three Countries Offer To Co-Host AFF Cup

Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore "offered to step in as co-hosts" of the 2016 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup after the Philippines withdrew following a contractual row about the use of the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. A decision on who will join My ...

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Pakistan To Participate In World T20

Pakistan on Thursday "gave permission to the country's cricket team to play next month's World T20 in India" after fears it might withdraw due to alleged security threats, according to SUPERSPORT. Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shaharyar Khan earlier this month "raised doubts over the team's participa ...

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FFA: No Repeat Of Grand Final Debacle

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said that the "somewhat ridiculous sight of the A-League grand final being played at a boutique venue" will not be repeated, flagging ANZ Stadium as a potential host for a Sydney-based grand final, according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HE ...

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PCB Looking To Attract Int'l Cricket

The Pakistan Cricket Board is looking to get int'l cricket back to the country, "and to begin with, it will invite a Commonwealth XI to tour Pakistan later this year," according to Arjun Devgan of the INT'L BUSINESS TIMES. The PCB is in talks with the England & Wales Cricket Board over the ...

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RWC Head Pledges Faith In Japan 2019

The head of the Rugby World Cup "is confident" that Japan can make the first tournament to be held in Asia "a success," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. A Rugby World Cup delegation including RWC Head Alan Gilpin spent a week "liaising with Japan 2019 organizers, four months after the ...

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World Club Challenge Needs Time

National Rugby League side South Sydney English forward Sam Burgess "has thrown his support behind the under-fire World Club Challenge claiming the State of Origin series also needed plenty of time and support before it became a runaway success," according o Stuart Honeysett of THE AUSTRALIAN. Lopsi ...

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