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Shrewsbury Town Crowdfunds £65,000 To Pay For Safe Standing Area

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

League One side Shrewsbury Town is set to become the "first English club to introduce safe standing" at its ground after a crowdfunding campaign raised £65,000 ($85,700) to pay for alterations at New Meadow stadium, according to Martha Kelner of the London GUARDIAN. More than 1,000 fans donate...

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Sydney FC Backing Allianz Stadium Rebuild

A-League side Sydney FC threw its support "behind a complete rebuild of Allianz Stadium," reversing months of "opposition to being displaced during its construction," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Accepting that “the boat has sailed” on the idea of refurbi ...

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Future Of Sydney Stadiums To Be Announced

Sydney's "drawn-out stadium war is expected to come to a head" on Thursday when NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres asks cabinet for more than A$2B ($1.6B) to knock down and rebuild both ANZ and Allianz stadiums, according to Andrew Webster of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The unresolved issue, though, "i ...

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Facility Notes

The FA of Ireland confirmed League of Ireland Premier Division side Cork City's fixture with Derry City "will go ahead" Tuesday night at Turners Cross "despite the damage done to the stadium during Storm Ophelia " on Monday. The roof of the Derrynane Stand "came off after exceptionally strong win ...

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Tottenham's New Stadium Behind Schedule

Tottenham is "in a race against the clock" to complete its new stadium by the start of next season, according to Steve Bates of the London DAILY MIRROR. Club Chair Daniel Levy and Manager Mauricio Pochettino "were updated on progress during a tour of the 61,559-capacity arena on Friday." But th ...

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Footbridge To Boast 'Elaborate Design'

Western Australia Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said that the new Perth Stadium footbridge "will be just as big" as Sydney's "iconic" harbor bridge, according to Fran Nimrod of WA TODAY. Saffioti: "It is an elaborate design, and when you look at the size of it, as I understand, it's comparable to ...

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Tenants Lobby For Allianz Stadium Upgrades

The clubs and codes that use Allianz Stadium have "continued the lobbying of the state government" by drafting a letter urging NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to "knock down and rebuild the venue with a minimum capacity of 35,000," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. As the state government ed ...

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HK To Delay Wan Chai Redevelopment

Hong Kong's track and field community on Wednesday "welcomed the government's decision to put the Wan Chai Sports Ground redevelopment plan on hold, although the future of the city facility remains unclear," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. In her first policy address, Hong ...

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Leeds United In Talks For New Training Ground

Leeds City Council will discuss the possible construction of a new city-center training ground for League Championship side Leeds United "in a move which signals the club’s intention to move away" from its Thorp Arch base, according to Phil Hay of the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. The council’ ...

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Sevilla Looking To Increase Capacity

La Liga side Sevilla is "considering three possibilities as it looks to increase the capacity of its Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium," according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The club is reportedly "weighing the possibility of constructing a third ring above the existing seats," which would ...

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Sydney Gov't To Decide Stadium Strategy

Sport and politics "are set to collide again this week amid suggestions the state government is ready to end more than a year of painful deliberating" and hand down a decision on its stadiums strategy, according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. The stadiums issue "has been politicking at its be ...

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