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Cardiff's Millennium Stadium Plans Include Retail, Hotel, Convention Center

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 28 / 15

Plans for a hotel, flats and conference facilities linked to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium "have been unveiled by the Welsh Rugby Union," according to the BBC. The multi-million pound scheme "has been in the pipeline" since '07 but the "global financial crisis delayed it." Now the WRU hopes "building...

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Munich City Council Approves New Arena

The Munich City Council on Wednesday "unanimously decided to go ahead with plans for a new 10,000-seat arena at its Olympic Park," according to the DPA. The new arena "will be located on the site of the former Olympic Velodrome, which will be demolished starting early next year." The city "has alrea ...

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Fürth To Invest In Ronhof Stadium

Fürth, Germany "will invest millions into the expansion of the Ronhof stadium," according to the BR. The home of 2nd Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth "desperately needs a renovation." The Fürth City Council on Wednesday decided to get involved with the stadium operating company through ...

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Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said that construction on AS Roma's stadium "could start in the spring." The Giallorossi's plans for a new stadium are "currently being discussed by Rome's city council, with politicians deciding whether the club will be granted planning permission." A member of the council ...

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City Catering Partner Eyeing Expansion

Man City's Jamie Oliver-backed catering partner is "looking to expand after so far feeding" more than 2 million fans on matchdays, according to Alex Bell of the Manchester EVENING NEWS. Fabulous Fan Fayre, "a joint venture between Legends Hospitality and Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts," last s ...

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Inter CEO: San Siro Option Number One

Inter Milan CEO Michael Bolingbroke said that he is "looking at San Siro's 'enormous potential' to develop the club's future," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. In spite of recent speculation that Inter President Erick Thohir is "looking to invest in a new property stadium" -- following the examples set ...

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DFB Pushes Ahead With Academy Plans

The German Football Federation (DFB) "is pushing ahead with its plans for an €89M ($108M) performance center despite opposition from Frankfurt residents," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. DFB General Secretary Helmut Sandrock: "Our original plan with the city is moving along as scheduled." A total ...

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Seiffert Oval Upgrades On Track

Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall "is hopeful" Seiffert Oval will host a National Rugby League side Canberra Raiders premiership match in the future, after declaring upgrades to the club's "spiritual home on track to be completed" for the Feb. 21 trial against Newcastle, according to Jon Tuxworth of the ...

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West Ham To Bank 100% Of Revenue

The U.K. government and London Legacy Development Corp. agreed to allow EPL side West Ham to "bank all of the revenues from executive boxes and corporate hospitality under the terms of the 99-year lease they were awarded to move into Olympic Stadium" -- at a cost of "millions of pounds a year" to th ...

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Volgograd Stadium To Be Completed In '17

Local government officials said that Volgograd's new football stadium for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, being built on the site of the old Central Stadium, "will be completed in November 2017," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. A government contract "has already been signed" for ...

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HKPL Rangers Not Leaving Home Ground

Hong Kong Premier League side BC Rangers "would not consider moving away" from its new home ground at Kowloon Bay Park "despite calls for abandoning the artificial turf," the only one of its kind being used for the new HKPL, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Rangers Dir Phili ...

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