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Everton Receives Backing From Liverpool City Council For $300M To Build Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 24 / 17

Premier League side Everton has taken "significant steps" toward building a new stadium on Liverpool's waterfront after agreeing to "a deal for Bramley Moore dock and receiving backing from the city council to act as guarantors" for the £300M ($375.5M)-plus loans required, according to Andy Hu...

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Pirtek Stadium On Track Despite Asbestos

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Organizers Adjust Field Due To Concerns

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New Stadium 'Essential' For Scottish Club

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Qatar Agress To Inspections

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Madrid City Council To Present Plans

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Roland Garros Expansion Gets OK

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