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Rafael Nadal To Open 'Rafa Nadal Sports Centre' In Manacor, Spain

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 03 / 16

Rafael Nadal's "Rafa Nadal Sports Centre" in his birthplace of Manacor, Spain, "is close to opening," according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The center covers more than 40,000 square meters and includes sports facilities with the latest technology and a team of sports professionals. With a "training methodol...

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SOPA Plans For $35M Ken Rosewall Arena Roof

The Sydney Olympic Park Authority has begun plans for a A$50M ($35M) project to "put a roof on Ken Rosewall Arena and transform the tennis venue into a multi-purpose facility," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. With crowds at the Sydney Int'l "dwindling" and the city searchi ...

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Wanderers Unveil Plans For $20M Complex

A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers Chair Paul Lederer unveiled plans for the club to be based at a new A$30M ($20M) "state-of-the-art complex from next season," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. As Western Sydney prepares to host a derby for the last time before Pirtek Sta ...

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Udinese Sells Naming Rights To Dacia

Serie A side Udinese sold the naming rights to its revamped home stadium to carmaker Dacia, according to SOCCEREX. The long-rumored deal, "finally confirmed last week," sees Udinese's 25,000-seater Stadio Friuli renamed the Dacia Arena Friuli. Financial terms "have not been released." Rena ...

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Qatar To Build Waterfront Neighborhood

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organizers of the Qatar's FIFA World Cup 2022, has unveiled a plan to "develop its seventh stadium into a waterfront neighbourhood after the tournament," according to ARABIAN BUSINESS. The committee announced last month that the seventh ...

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OL Inaugurates New $442M Stadium

French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas said that the club’s new stadium, inaugurated on Saturday in a 4-1 win over Troyes, is the “economic key to climbing into the European top 10,” according to Jean Le Bail of L’ÉQUIPE. The “Parc Olym ...

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River Plate Renovates Training Facility

Argentine first division side River Plate's Ezeiza training grounds "are undergoing renovations that are expected to be completed by March," according to Federico Del Río of OLÉ. When River Plate Manager Marcelo Gallardo signed his contract with the club, one of his requests was " ...

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Eden Gardens Naming Rights Faces Opposition

The Cricket Association of Bengal’s Eden Gardens sponsorship plan has hit the Board of Control for Cricket in India roadblock as the Board rules do not allow any stadium "to sell its naming rights to a company," according to Shamik Chakrabarty of the INDIAN EXPRESS. According to a CAB source, ...

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Sydney Sport Stadiums To Get Upgrades

The Baird government is selling the operations of the Land and Property Information Service -- "hopefully for a 10-figure sum" -- to help fund its A$1B ($700M)-plus upgrade of Sydney’s sports stadiums, according to Andrew Clennell of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Premier Mike Baird "has already ...

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Liverpool Releases Main Stand Images

Liverpool supporters "can look forward to street food and a sports bar in matchday hospitality once the new Main Stand is built," according to Luke Augustus of the London DAILY MAIL. The club released brochures welcoming fans to "The Anfield Dugout" with the new stand set to be completed during the ...

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Lyon Transportation Unions To Strike

The Lyon public transport unions Workers Force (FO) and General Confederation of Labor (CGT) announced on Monday that they will “file a strike notice on Saturday,” the inauguration day of the revamped stadium of Ligue 1 side Olympique de Lyon, according to 20MINUTES. In the statement, th ...

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