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Trump-Owned Turnberry Remains Possible British Open Venue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 21 / 17

The R&A said that "nothing that Donald Trump has done since becoming president" of the U.S. has "changed the prospects of his Turnberry course hosting the British Open," according to the IRISH TIMES. Royal St. George's was announced as the host of the 2020 British Open on Monday, but Turnbe...

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St. Petersburg Stadium Causing Concern

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russian authorities and FIFA "are concerned over a dispute that has halted construction of a key World Cup 2018 stadium," according to the AFP. Work on the futuristic 68,000-seater arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, "was frozen last month becaus ...

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Irvine Meadow To Serve Booze

A junior football club "could be the first" in Scotland to serve alcohol on its terraces later this month, according to Ross Dunn of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Irvine Meadow has "sensationally bagged a one-off license for the Marymass derby set to take place next week." The "unprecedented move" coul ...

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Roma Introducing Face Scans

Serie A side AS Roma will "introduce new security measures at the Stadio Olimpico, including face-scanning technology," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The new protocols "may rub some fans the wrong way, especially after last year's extended protests by the ultras over the new barriers inside the stad ...

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Australian Open Adding Courtside Seating

Genuine courtside seating will be "served up in a grand slam first at next year's Australian Open," according to Peter Rolfe of the HERALD SUN. Fans will be able to buy seats on center court 7.5 meters from the sideline to watch players. It will be the first time in Australian Open history spectator ...

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Cruz Azul Could Leave Stadium In '18

Liga MX side Cruz Azul said in a statement that "it will not continue to play at its current home, Estadio Azul, past '18," according to MARCA. The club could then play its home games at Estadio Azteca -- its home from '71-96. It would share that stadium with Liga MX side América. The club's ...

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Reims To Play In Renovated Stadium

Time laps delaune 2016 from VilledeReims on Vimeo . Ligue 2 side Stade de Reims will play its first home match of the season on Friday against Bourg-Péronnas in a “renovated Stade Delaune set to grow the club and city,” according to Alexandre Audabram of FRANCE BLEU. ...

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Derby County Installs SISGrass Pitch

League Championship side Derby County "will go into the new season boasting the most technologically advanced pitch in English football," according to Spencer Morgan of the London DAILY MAIL. The team will kick off its Championship campaign at the iPro Stadium against Brighton on Saturday.  ...

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Dundee May Move From Dens Park

Scottish Premiership side Dundee "could be set for a sensational move away from Dens Park," according to Stefan Morkis of the Dundee COURIER. Club Owners Tim Keyes and John Nelms agreed to a £1.2M ($1.6M) deal "for land at Camperdown Park adjacent to Dundee Ice Arena." Although the land has be ...

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Evergrande To Set Up Base In Shenzhen

Evergrande Football School, China's biggest football training and educational school, "has signed an agreement" with a local youth football club to jointly develop a training base in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, according to Qiu Quanlin of CHINA DAILY. The planned academy "will be the first of ...

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Perth Stadium To Get Massive Screens

Perth Stadium has plans to "install two of the biggest screens in the south hemisphere at the new venue," according to Brendan Foster of THE AGE. The screens behind the goals at the eastern and western ends of the A$2B ($1.5B) Burswood stadium "will span a whopping" 340 square meters each.  ...

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