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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Napoli Ordered To Change Stadium Seats

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LMB Diablos Rojos Reveal New Venue

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The Trent Bridge cricket ground "has been given a warning" by the Int'l Cricket Council after its pitch was rated "poor" following the first Test between England and India ( PA, 8/4 ). ... The Valencia, Spain City Council's Esquerra Unida political party has urged that "any plan for a new stadium ...

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Marseille To Stay At Stade Velodrome

Ligue 1 side Marseille agreed to a deal with local authorities to continue playing at its Stade Velodrome home, "ending weeks of disagreement" that saw it threaten to play its matches elsewhere, according to the AFP. Marseille Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin explained that "OM had accepted a deal with the ...

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Samsung Develops Mobile Seats

Australia fans "will have a glimpse of what might just be the future of prestige sports spectating in this month's test against the All Blacks," according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. Wallabies sponsor Samsung has "developed a mobile bank of seats, the Slideliner, which will run along the Sydney Ol ...

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Bernabéu Renovations Hit Snag

The Madrid High Court of Justice (TSJM) has "provisionally halted the modification of Madrid's general urban plan which allowed an expansion of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium," according to MARCA. The High Court stated that its administrative litigation division agreed to apply this "temporary ...

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Final Two Houses Demolished At Anfield

The Anfield redevelopment project "reached another milestone on Thursday after the demolition of the final two houses on one side of the ground," according to  Charles Martlandof the London DAILY MAIL. The buildings on Lothair Road, situated behind the main stand of Liverpool's 46,000 capacity ...

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Arsenal Loses Court Battle Over Concerts

Arsenal has lost a High Court battle over a "curb on the number of concerts that can be held at the Emirates Stadium," according to John Aston of the London INDEPENDENT. The club applied to "double the number of music concerts from three to six at its north London stadium." Islington Council rejecte ...

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NRL Manly To Stay At Brookvale Oval

National Rugby League side Manly "looks ready to stay at famous Brookvale Oval forever," according to Dean Ritchie of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The club is poised to receive A$10M ($9.3M) in government funding to "upgrade the decaying ground on Pittwater Road." It would mean a new grandstand -- wi ...

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Rangers Fans Demand Clarity From Board

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