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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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Russian Investor Buys Nürburgring Stake

Russian investor Viktor Kharitonin has bought a "majority stake in the financially troubled" Nuerburgring race track in Germany, the track's administrator said on Thursday, according to Alexander Huebner of REUTERS. Kharitonin's holding company has bought a "two-thirds stake in the track from race ...

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Kia Oval Chooses NCR Venue Management

London's Kia Oval cricket ground chose technology company NCR and its channel partner, Centegra, to improve the food, drink and hospitality experience for supporters at its cricket ground. Kia Oval deployed NCR hospitality software and technology solutions that will be operated by Levy Restaurants U ...

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Euro 2016 Prep To Provide 20,000 Jobs

French Sports Minister Patrick Kanner said that construction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is "generating a total of 20,000 jobs in the building and services sector," according to David Owen of INSIDE THE GAMES. Kanner told MPs that work on the venues in Bordeaux, ...

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Rio Golf Course, Developer Given Deadline

Brazilian judge Eduardo Antonio Klausner has given the city of Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a "deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for the 2016 Games, ...

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Poland's I Liga Pushing Stadium Upgrades

Poland's I Liga, the second tier of the country's professional football league, is "pushing local clubs to upgrade their stadiums with the aim of securing a new broadcasting rights deal," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Starting in the '15-16 season, the sides will be ...

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The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics began work on a "new speed skating rink on Wednesday and said all construction work for the Pyeongchang Games venues was underway and on schedule. " The 2018 Games will be held across 13 competition venues, six of which need to be built ( REUTER ...

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POPB To Find 'Naming' Partner By Early '15

The management of Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, which "started an extensive facelift" in March that is due to be completed in September ’15, "hopes to find a 'naming' partner in early ’15," according to the AFP. During a press conference on Tuesday, POPB General Dir Julien Collette ...

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NRL Manly Hopes To Transform Brookvale

National Rugby League side Manly majority shareholder Scott Penn wants to "transform Brookvale Oval into a multi-purpose stadium," replicating Major League Baseball club San Francisco Giants' home ground AT&T Park, which -- "aside from being a 40,000-seat stadium -- hosts concerts, has retail an ...

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Newbury Racecourse Renames Itself

Newbury "has dumped the unpopular and ridiculed title of The Racecourse Newbury and reverted to Newbury Racecourse," according to Peter Scargill of RACING POST. The track rebranded itself The Racecourse Newbury in late '12 "as part of a wider development of the course and the surrounding area, which ...

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Craiova Unveils $70M Stadium Design

Romanian government authorities have "unveiled the design of a planned stadium for top tier football club CS Universitatea Craiova," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Romania Deputy PM and Minister of Regional Development & Administration Liviu Dragnea said that the proje ...

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