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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Hampden Park Renovations Unveiled

One of the main Commonwealth Games venues "has been unveiled after months of renovations to turn it from a football stadium into an athletics arena," according to STV. Hampden Park, usually the home of Scotland's national team and domestic cup finals, "closed its doors last year as work started to i ...

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VIP Shortage Hurts Barça's Revenue

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Mutko: Russia Cup Deadlines Broken

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that "he is alarmed by the slow pace of designing the country's stadiums for the 2018 World Cup and threatened heads will roll if the situation is not rectified," according to R-SPORT. All but one of the 12 arenas needed for the tournament "are being entire ...

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Facility Notes

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Nürburgring Sold To Capricorn Group

Germany's Nürburgring "has been sold" to motorsport industry supplier Capricorn Group for more than €100M ($139M), ending a months-long search to find new owners for the world's longest racetrack, according to Alexander Hübner of REUTERS. Capricorn's offer "beat out a rival bid" from ...

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Sao Paulo Stadium 98% Complete

Brazilian constructors said that "they have installed the giant roofing structure that collapsed after a crane failure at the stadium hosting the World Cup's opening match in three months," according to the AP. The accident late last year "killed two workers and caused significant damage to the Itaq ...

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Formula E Targets Battersea Park

Battersea Park "is the latest site earmarked to host the London round of the Formula E Championship" in June '15, according to Gary Watkins of AUTOSPORT. The organizers of the one-make series for electric single-seaters "are known to be working on plans" to run the final event of the inaugural '14-1 ...

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League One Side Waits On Stadium

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Manuka Oval Could Host Shield Final

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Toronto Councillor Wants Cricket Stadium

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