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Tour De France A Bargain For Sponsors As Team Sponsorships Drop 50%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 14

The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by dopi...

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Camp Nou Renovation Facing Resistance

Former Barcelona presidential candidate Agusti Benedito has "called for a no-vote when club members vote" on a proposed €600M ($823M) Camp Nou renovation on Saturday, and he "wants a new election before any such huge decision in the club’s future is taken," according to Dermot Corrigan ...

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Tottenham Eyes 2017 Stadium Switch

EPL side Tottenham announced that it hopes to "leave White Hart Lane and move into a new 56,250 capacity stadium in 2017," according to Matt Law of the London TELEGRAPH. Chair Daniel Levy "also defended a season of upheaval and promised there will not be another major overhaul to the playing squad t ...

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Aussie Clubs Battle Over Training Facility

The battle between A-League side Sydney FC and semi-pro side Sydney Olympic over a site to build a Centre of Excellence training facility has drawn in Sydney private school Newington College, "which is emerging as a crucial backer to both clubs' tenders to build a permanent home in Tempe Reserve," a ...

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Facility Notes

The new National Stadium at the Sports Hub "could give Singapore and the Asia Pacific Dragons the edge over Hong Kong in the bid to join the 2016 Super Rugby competition." Jon Phelps, managing director of Carinat Sports Marketing, which owns the Dragons, said that "Singapore was better equipped than ...

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Greek Minister Drives AEK Stadium Plans

Greek side AEK's plan to build a new €65M ($90M) stadium "has obtained the backing" of Greece's Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Yiannis Maniatis, who signed a project proposal intended for the Greek parliament, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The d ...

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Man City To Break Ground On Expansion

Man City announced that the first phase of work to expand the Etihad Stadium "is to begin imminently," according to Andy Hampson of the London INDEPENDENT. Man City was granted planning permission in February to increase the size of arena from its current 47,670 capacity to 62,170. Man City confirme ...

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World Cup Stadium Death Toll Rises

Brazil was hit by the seventh World Cup-related death Saturday "after a worker fell at the stadium which will host the championship's opener in Sao Paulo," according to Emily Kent Smith of the London DAILY MAIL. Firefighters said that the worker "fell from about 50 feet." The press office of the Hos ...

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Sydney Clubs Clash Over Training Center

Building a center of excellence "remains the holy grail" for A-League Sydney FC Chair Scott Barlow, who is "acutely aware that after a decade of existence the club desperately needs to prove it has some sense of direction," according to Michael Cockerill of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. At last, "the C ...

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Starwood To Help Develop Roma Stadium

Starwood Capital Group on Wednesday entered, through a controlled affiliate, into a strategic partnership with AS Roma SPV, LLC, the majority shareholder of Serie A side AS Roma football club. Through the acquisition of a minority stake in the club, Starwood Capital Group will have the ability to be ...

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AS Roma Unveils Plans For New Stadium

Serie A side AS Roma unveiled plans on Wednesday for a $300M, 52,500-seat stadium that will see the club leave the Stadio Olimpico, which it shares with crosstown rival Lazio. AS Roma CCO Sean Barror said hopes are the new stadium will be finished in '16, and early talks with potential sponsors are ...

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