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FMG Becomes Naming-Rights Partner Of Waikato Stadium In New Zealand

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 03 / 15

Hamilton, New Zealand reached a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium. The agreement will see FMG (Farmers Mutual Group) hold naming rights for the stadium for the next 10 years, with an option to extend the arrangement for a further five years. From October, the facility will ...

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Arena Amazônia Generates Debt Of $1.3M

The Arena Amazônia, a stadium "built by the Amazonas state government for around" R$750M and a maximum capacity of 42,300 people, has accumulated a debt of R$4.1M ($1.3M), according to Vinícius Segalla of UOL. This was the amount "calculated" by Amazonas state when determining "monthly ...

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Facility Notes

Fans at League Two side Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park will now be able to access free Internet thanks to the club's partnership with Stadium Wireless. Following the recent installation of fiber broadband to the stadium, the connection reaches up to 80mbps in speed and covers every seat in the ground ...

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Haas F1 Confirms Purchase Of U.K. Base

Haas F1 Team officially confirmed its recent purchase of a facility in Banbury, England. The 3,655 square-meter building, which was the home of now defunct F1 team Marussia, will serve as the team's European base. The facility will provide Haas F1, which is set to join the F1 grid with the start of ...

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La Liga Valencia, City Council Sign Deal

On Tuesday, the Valencia, Spain Ayuntamiento (City Council) and La Liga side Valencia signed a deed exchange agreement for the land upon which the club's new stadium will be built. Signing the documentation on behalf of the club was Exec President Amadeo Salvo and Dir Kim Koh, while Town Planning Co ...

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Foster + Partners To Design Lusail Stadium

The firm led by British architect Norman Foster will design Qatar's "flagship football stadium" at Lusail city, which will host the World Cup Opening Ceremony and final match in '22, the local organizing committee has confirmed, according to Lesley Walker of DOHA NEWS. Lusail Stadium, which is the e ...

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Construction Workers Demand $233,000

Construction workers on Zenit Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia's most expensive football stadium, are complaining about wage arrears. A group of 50 construction workers have approached Arkady Chaplygin, a well-known lawyer and head of the local chapter of Progress Party, an organization led by anti-c ...

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Bolingbroke: Inter Could Leave San Siro

Inter Milan CEO Michael Bolingbroke hinted the club could "move out of San Siro if Milan’s stadium plans fall through," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. AC Milan is planning to develop a ground of its own in the Portello area of the city, with "city rivals looking to stay at San Siro and renovate ...

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Giggs, Neville Open Football Hotel

Former ManU players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville's football-themed hotel "comes complete with rooftop pitch and views of Old Trafford," according to Neil O'Sullivan of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Hotel Football, which opened last week, is located "on the doorstep of Old Trafford." Given its famous owners, a ...

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Inter Plans $77M Renovation Of San Siro

Serie A side Inter Milan is reportedly planning a €70M ($77M) renovation of San Siro "if and when" AC Milan moves out to build its own stadium, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The Rossoneri "are determined to follow the lead of Juventus and develop a stadium of their own." Italian business newspa ...

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Building AS Roma Stadium To Start Fall '15

Serie A side AS Roma President James Pallotta says the building of Roma's property stadium "will start this autumn," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The American tycoon was reported by Ansa to have "been in a meeting with the Roma board of directors" Wednesday to analyze the team's crisis. Pallotta: & ...

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