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Aberdeen Risks Losing Int'l Football If Plans For New Stadium Are Blocked

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 17 / 18

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen "risks losing out" on int'l football if "plans to build a new stadium at Kingsford are blocked," the Scottish FA warned, according to the BBC. Aberdeenshire Council renewed its objection to the club's £50M ($69M) stadium and training facilities proposal ...

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Celtic Cleared To Build Hotel, Museum

Scottish Premiership side Celtic received the green light to "build a multi-million pound hotel and museum" next to its stadium, according to Stuart Macdonald of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The club's plans to regenerate the area around Celtic Park, which were unveiled earlier this year, "have b ...

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ACT Gov't Could Scrap $275M Civic Stadium

The ACT government "could consider scrapping plans" for a new A$350M ($275M) stadium in Canberra to "instead build a smaller multi-purpose indoor arena on the site of the Civic Pool," according to Chris Dutton of the CANBERRA TIMES. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr "flagged a radical change to th ...

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Valencia Basket Opens Training Facility

Spanish Basketball League (ACB) club Valencia on Wednesday presented its €18M ($20.26M) L'Alqueria del Basket facility , according to Conrado Valle of AS. The center, financed by Spanish businessman Juan Roig, covers 15,000 square meters and includes 13 courts -- nine covered and four ope ...

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Consortium In Talks For Danish F1 GP

A consortium backing a Formula 1 grand prix in Copenhagen for '20 is reportedly in "advanced talks" with F1 execs, according to MOTORSPORT. A group led by former Danish Minister of Science, Technology & Development Helge Sander and former Saxo Bank Owner Lars Seier Christensen "has pro ...

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Fox Sports, Nine Want Smaller Stadiums

Fox Sports and Channel Nine are "lobbying for an upgrade" of Sydney's suburban grounds and Allianz Stadium ahead of ANZ Stadium because banks of empty seats on their rugby league broadcasts are a "bad look," according to Andrew Webster of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. As Sydney's "great stadium debate ...

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Marylebone Cricket Club members voted to proceed with the club's updated masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord's Cricket Ground. The result -- by a 90.5% majority -- was confirmed by the Electoral Reform Society. Therefore, MCC will adopt its MCC Updated Masterplan, a £194M ($259.8M) pr ...

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Reading Installs SISGrass Hybrid Pitch

League Championship side Reading took "unprecedented steps" to ensure its Madejski Stadium turf "remains pitch-ure perfect" -- by installing a "revolutionary" SISGrass hybrid system, according to Gary Stonehouse of THE SUN. Reading is the first U.K. sports club with a "dual-use pitch" to help e ...

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Liverpool Plans To Update Dalglish Stand

Liverpool on Friday submitted a planning application for changes to the Kenny Dalglish Stand, according to Richard Bell of BDAILY. The club is seeking permission from Liverpool City Council to "update signage on the renamed Centenary Stand at Anfie ...

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Mexican Formula 1 Track Undamaged

Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix organizers said that next month’s race in Mexico City "will go ahead as planned despite the capital being hit by its deadliest earthquake in three decades," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Mexican Grand Prix Marketing Dir Rodrigo Sanchez said that the He ...

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Council Proposes £12M Belle Vue Revamp

A £12M ($16.2M) plan to redevelop Super League side Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue stadium has been announced "in a move that will keep the club in the city," according to the BBC. Wakefield Council "put forward a proposal to build a 10,000-seat community stadium on the site" by '20. The plans ...

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