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Fire Damages CSL Side Shanghai Shenhua's Hongkou Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 29 / 17

Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua's 33,060-capacity Hongkou Stadium was damaged by a "huge fire," according to Luke Brown of the London INDEPENDENT. No casualties were reported after the fire "broke out in the corner of the stadium, early on Tuesday morning." Xinhua reported the f...

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Roland Garros Expansion Halted Again

The construction on a new Roland Garros stadium in west Paris has been halted again with the Parisian High Court “ordering a new suspension of construction,” according to Marie-Anne Gairaud of LE PARISIEN. The suspension stems from controversy surrounding the site’s proximity to th ...

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Atlético Confident Stadium Will Be Ready

Atlético Madrid President Enrique Cerezo said that the club's "new stadium plans are on track, with all involved working together to get the necessary infrastructure in place" for the start of the '17-18 season, according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN.com. Atlético first announced pl ...

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Atlético Partners With Philips Lighting

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LSU To Consult Hillsborough Families

Liverpool supporters’ union Spirit of Shankly "is to consult the club’s fans and Hillsborough families over the possible introduction of standing sections at Premier League grounds," according to Andy Hunter of the London GUARDIAN. LSU members were asked at last month’s AGM whether ...

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Beacon Of Light Construction Underway

Construction company Tolent has "started work on the creation" of the £18M ($23M) Beacon of Light center in Sunderland, according to Coreena Ford of CHRONICLE LIVE. The Beacon of Light "promises to be a unique education and sports facility," providing a permanent base for the Sunderland AFC-ba ...

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Hampshire County Cricket Club  Chair Rod Bransgrove said that the "county's hopes of staging an Ashes Test match can only be boosted by Durham losing their Test ground status ." He said, "With one less ground, you could say that the competition won't be quite as tough." Durham's ...

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Shelbourne To Share Dalymount Park

Irish First Division side Shelbourne announced it will "groundshare a redeveloped Dalymount Park" with rival Bohemians, according to the IRISH TIMES. The move will see Shelbourne end its interest in Tolka Park and "move from Drumcondra to Phibsborough" once the €20M ($22.4M) redevelopment ...

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Work To Resume At Roland Garros

After a pause of close to nine months, “work will resume” on the expansion of Paris’ Roland Garros stadium, according to LE PARISIEN. Sources said that work “should resume on Tuesday.” The Conseil d’Etat announced on Monday that it “canceled the suspension o ...

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Wales Eyeing High-Profile Friendly

Wales may "play a friendly against high-profile opponents" at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in March '17, according to Dafydd Pritchard of the BBC. With the home of Welsh rugby hosting the Champions League final in June, the FA of Wales "wants to stage a notable football game there as part of ...

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Kitchee Training Center Moving

Hong Kong Premier League side Kitchee's HK$84M ($10.8M) training center -- that is only a year old -- "must move to make way for housing development" after CEO Leung Chun-ying said that a new site "would be found for the football club," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Leung ...

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