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West Ham Taking 'Robust' Steps To Avoid Crowd Disturbances At Chelsea Match

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 26 / 16

West Ham United and Chelsea supporters face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a "robust policing plan" aimed at minimizing crowd trouble at the English Football League Cup tie on Wednesday, according to Sachi...

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Super Rugby side Blues , one of Eden Park 's "core tenants," supports the "idea of a stadium in Auckland's CBD and would be happy to leave" its spiritual home. The Blues' board considered the issue at its meeting last week and decided it would "support in principle the construction of a footb ...

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Cost Of Sydney Stadium Rises To $900M

The cost of a new stadium next to the Sydney Cricket Ground has risen to almost A$1.2B ($900M), 50% more than previously made public, as NSW "formulates a plan to compete with other states for major events," according to Mark Coultan of THE AUSTRALIAN. The cost "threatens to derail the state go ...

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New Plans To Reduce Occupancy

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez has held three meetings with the Madrid City Council "in order to salvage his plans" for the New Bernabéu Stadium, the remodeling of which was " halted by the courts ," according to J.L. Guerrero of AS. The club’s members "approved a mo ...

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Arena Corinthians Build Under Suspicion

Brazil’s Lavo Jato scandal is "further escalating," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. This time bribes "may have been offered in relation to the construction of Arena Corinthians, a 2014 FIFA World Cup venue." The Car Wash investigation, or "Lava Jato," commenced as a ...

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Wimbledon Suffers Stadium Blow

League Two side AFC Wimbledon has "suffered a setback" in its hopes of building a brand new stadium in Plough Lane after London Mayor Boris Johnson confirmed his office "would decide the final outcome," according to Adam Smith of the London DAILY MAIL. The club "had an application to improve Wimbled ...

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New Academy Key To Chinese Tennis

Mission Hills Vice Chair Tenniel Chu said that the "sprawling resort" outside of Shenzhen can become the "breeding ground for the next generation of Chinese tennis players" after signing a deal with former tennis player Boris Becker to launch an academy there, according to James Porteous of the SOUT ...

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West Ham Increasing Stadium Capacity

West Ham has increased the matchday capacity at the former Olympic Stadium to 60,000 "in response to spectator demand," according to the London INDEPENDENT. The club is "due to leave Upton Park at the end of this season" and will play at the stadium in Stratford from the start of the '16-17 season. ...

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Four Sydney Clubs Holding NRL Ransom

The four Sydney National Rugby League clubs key to unlocking a A$1.6B ($1.2B) investment in stadiums "are set to hold the NRL to ransom with a list of demands they want met" before committing to leaving their suburban grounds, according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The NRL f ...

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Audit Finds Estadio León Paying Little Rent

Estadio León in León, Mexico "is paying less rent than a house," according to Jannet López of LA AFICIÓN. Although the stadium "is supposed to pay" 108,000 pesos ($6,200) per month in rent to the city, it "ends up paying" 13,000 pesos ($742). According to a ...

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Forest Green Launches Competition

National League side Forest Green Rovers has opened an int'l design competition for "a new sustainable and 'fan-focused' stadium near Stroud in Gloucestershire," according to Merlin Fulcher of the ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL. Chaired by green energy company Ecotricity Founder Dale Vince, the all-vegan club ...

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