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Formula One Racetrack In Turkey To Become Used Car Dealership

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

A report in the Sözcü daily revealed that Istanbul Park , built at a cost of $290M in '05 to hold races that "sputtered to a halt" in '11 due to a lack of interest, "is to become a used car dealership," according to TODAY'S ZAMAN. The park, "built with great fanfare and millions of dollar...

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Aachen Buys Tivoli Stadium For €1

Aachen, Germany has purchased the Tivoli Stadium, which is the home of fourth-tier side Alemannia Aachen, for €1 ($1.13), according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. It means from now on the city has to pay the stadium's operating costs, interest and repayment of €1.6M ($1.8M) annually -- and not the clu ...

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Cologne To Increase Stadium Capacity

Bundesliga side FC Cologne "is considering increasing the capacity of its RheinEnergie Stadium in four phases by 25,000 seats," according to the EXPRESS. The arena currently holds 50,000 spectators. At the end of the proposed construction, the stadium "is expected to have 75,000 seats." In the first ...

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Tottenham Chair Backs New Player Lodge

Tottenham Chair Daniel Levy has "expressed his delight after plans for a players' lodge were approved" on Tuesday, according to Charlie Peat of the ENFIELD INDEPENDENT. The two-story lodge, which will be built at Myddelton Farm, next to the Spurs training ground in Hotspur Way, was "given the green ...

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Domed Baseball Field In Seoul In Limbo

It is "unclear" whether South Korea's first domed stadium under construction in southwestern Seoul will become a "new cathedral for baseball fans here or a white elephant," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The stadium, dubbed the "Gocheok Dome" for the time being, is a six-story facilit ...

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Facility Notes

Fukushima Prefecture and the Japan FA "plan to partially reopen" the J-Village national football training center in July '18 nine months ahead of schedule. A committee including the prefectural government and the association will finalize the plan Thursday to reopen two of the 10 football courts "an ...

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AFC Wimbledon Eyes Plough Lane

League Two side FC Wimbledon is "determined to return" to its Plough Lane home with the help of a new commercial naming partner, according to Helen Le Caplain of SOUTH WEST LONDONER. The club "submitted a full planning application for a new 20,000 capacity stadium, which will be owned by the fans an ...

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Workers Leaving Zenit Construction Site

As the ruble continues to lose its value, migrant workers are fleeing the construction site of Zenit Arena, Russia's most expensive football stadium, again raising concerns about the project's timely completion. Mikhail Demidenko, chairman of the construction committee at St Petersburg's City Hall, ...

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Spending On Spanish Stadiums At $1.22B

Interactive Graphic : An interactive map by desmanes del futbol shows where stadium construction projects have taken place in Spain every year since '99. Since '99, La Liga and Spanish second division football clubs have spent more than €1B ($1.12B) -- around €1.22B ($1.37B) -- o ...

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Video Showcases Margaret Court Arena

Populous released a video of recently completed Margaret Court Arena, which is being showcased during the first Australian Open since construction ended late last year. The refurbished arena gives Melbourne and Olympic Parks its third all-weather venue. The roof on Margaret Court Arena can close com ...

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EPL Swansea Preparing To Buy Stadium

EPL side Swansea City is preparing to buy the Liberty Stadium, according to Chris Wathan of WALES ONLINE. The Swans, "boosted by finances from their ongoing stay in the Premier League, are thought to have explored opportunities of a deal to take the ownership away from the local council and into the ...

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