Featured Story

AS Roma President Says Rejection Of Plans For New Stadium Would Be 'Catastrophic'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

AS Roma President James Pallotta said that a rejection of his club's new stadium plans by the city council would have "catastrophic" consequences for the team, according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN.com. AS Roma is bidding to "build a new arena in a currently disused area of the city, but initial re...

Read More

Tags: Facilities, Europe

More Stories

11/08/16
LOU Sign Matmut As Naming Sponsor

For its move across Lyon to the Gerland quarter in January, Top14 rugby side Lyon OU “will take the name of its stadium with it,” after signing a new naming sponsorship with French insurance company Matmut, according to Antoine Sillières of LYON CAPITALE. The 10-year agreement see ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

11/08/16
Indonesian Circuit Gets Private Funding

South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin said that the city's MotoGP Jakabaring Circuit "will be redeveloped by private investors," according to Amal Ganesha of the JAKARTA GLOBE. Noerdin said, "Our [provincial] budget has been cut and to build a MotoGP-standard circuit is very expensive. We don't have e ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

11/07/16
Melbourne Cricket Ground Could Get Roof

A roof could be built over the Melbourne Cricket Ground "to weatherproof Australia’s greatest stadium" in one of the biggest stadium redevelopments "ever attempted in world sport," according Peter Rolfe of the HERALD SUN. Melbourne Cricket Council boss Stephen Gough "has proposed installing a ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

11/07/16
Hadid Architects Design All-Wood Stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects "has beaten Glenn Howells Architects to win the contest to design a new sustainable stadium" for fifth-tier Forest Green Rovers football club in Gloucestershire, according to the Richard Waite of the ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL. The 5,000-seat "carbon-neutral scheme for the ambitious a ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

11/04/16
London Olympic Stadium Chair Resigns

The chair of the company that owns London’s Olympic stadium "has stepped down amid concern" at the spiraling cost of renovating the venue for football matches, according to Murad Ahmed of the FINANCIAL TIMES. On Thursday, the London Legacy Development Corp. said that David Edmonds "had re ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

11/04/16
Wealthy Patrons To Help AFL Geelong

Australian Football League side Geelong "will be saved a third consecutive financial loss by wealthy patrons as the Cats’ stadium rebuild hits its bottom line," according to Jon Ralph of the HERALD SUN. Geelong President Colin Carter said that "a trio of financial challenges brought about by t ...

Tags: Australia, Facilities

11/04/16
Facility Notes

St. Petersburg  Deputy Governor Igor Albin has said that  FIFA  has " found problems with the retractable pitch  at the city's stadium," which will be a 2018 World Cup venue. The 68,000-seat venue, which has been "hit by repeated construction delays and is scheduled to host a se ...

Tags: Facilities

11/03/16
London Mayor Sadiq Khan Orders Inquiry

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ordered an "independent inquiry into the soaring conversion costs for the former Olympic Stadium" that is now home to EPL side West Ham after "it emerged the bill had risen" by another £51M ($62.7M) to £323M ($397M), according to Owen Gibson of the London GUA ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

11/02/16
Two WC Stadiums Behind Schedule

Two more stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russia "have fallen behind schedule, this time in the cities of Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod," according to the AP. An amendment to spending plans published on a Russian government website has changed to '18 the dates when both stadiums "will be read ...

Tags: Facilities, Russia

10/31/16
West Ham's Naming Rights Deal Collapses

The "toxic start" to EPL side West Ham's anchor tenancy of the London Stadium "was compounded on Thursday night after it emerged that negotiations with a multinational conglomerate for the naming rights to their new home had collapsed," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. One of th ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug