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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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05/12/14
Facility Notes

Austrian Football Bundesliga club Rapid Vienna has "appointed Stabag as their stadium construction partner." The club "has not yet confirmed that it will be building a new stadium, as issues such as funding and naming rights sponsorship still remain unresolved" ( SOCCEREX, 5/8 ). ... Int'l Cycling ...

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05/08/14
Incheon Asiad Main Stadium Opens

The main stadium to be used during this year’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea opened on Wednesday, "about four months ahead of the start of the multi-sport competition," according to YONHAP. The Incheon Asiad Main Stadium "will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics ...

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05/08/14
Estadio Das Dunas Passes World Cup Test

The Estadio das Dunas staged its third World Cup test event on Saturday, with ABC defeating America-RN 2-0. The tests carried out by the Brazil 2014 Organizing Committee revealed that the stadium is all but ready for the tournament, which gets under way on June 12. In all, 10 operational areas were ...

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05/07/14
JFA To Build Stadium On Man-Made Island

The Johor FA will have "a new stadium on a man-made island" next year in Johor Baru, Malaysia, according to Mohd Farhaan Shah of THE STAR. JFA President Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim announced on Tuesday that "the new 50,000-capacity stadium is being constructed by Country Garden, which is one of JFA& ...

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05/06/14
Schalke, Veltins Extend Stadium Deal

Bundesliga side FC Schalke and German brewery Veltins "have reached an agreement to extend their stadium naming-rights deal," according to Friedhelm Pothoff of DER WESTEN. Schalke Marketing Dir Alexander Jobst said that the contract has been extended past '15. Jobst: "We've negotiated for 15 months ...

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05/06/14
Singapore Sports Hub Races Against Time

Singapore Sports Hub sponsor Great Eastern "would have been pleased to hear" Sports Hub CEO Philippe Delavaud "give assurances that the 35-hectare venue, and its crown jewel the 55,000-capacity National Stadium will open on time," according to Shamir Osman of the NEW PAPER. Issues with the stadium's ...

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05/05/14
Dortmund To Buy Stadium Rote Erde

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and city officials have "in principal reached an agreement over the sale of the Stadium Rote Erde," according to Volmerich & Krampe of DER WESTEN. However, they "have not yet agreed on a purchase price." In addition, the future of track and field events at the s ...

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05/05/14
Pietersen To Start Academy In Dubai

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen "is all set to open a state-of-the-art academy in Dubai in October with India earmarked as his second destination, which will also support disadvantaged kids," according to the PTI. Pietersen said, “It’s going to start in October in Dubai. The v ...

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05/02/14
Miyagi Stadium Naming Rights Sold

Naming rights for the 49,000-seat Miyagi Stadium, the unloved secondary venue for J.League side Vegalta Sendai home games, have been bought by the local branch of the JA agricultural cooperative. The deal sees the stadium renamed the Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi until '17, for 5M yen ($50,000) in annua ...

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05/02/14
AFL Carlton Pushes For New MCG Deal

Australian Football League side Carlton is in negotiations with the AFL about making the Melbourne Cricket Ground its main home ground for '15 and beyond, "with the club board having decided that it wants to play as many as eight of its 11 home games at the bigger stadium," according to Jake Niall o ...

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