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Silverstone To Open $25.2M Motorsport Museum With Help From Lottery Grant

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

A £20M ($25.2M) museum dedicated to motorsport is "to open at the British home of Formula 1 with nearly half the money coming from a lottery grant," according to the BBC. Top names from the sport including Stirling Moss and Nico Rosberg have "welcomed the announcement of the museum for Silvers...

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LLDC Ordered To Publish West Ham Details

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04/11/16
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04/11/16
Architect Proposes Remodeled Bombonera

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04/08/16
NRL To Put Forward 5-Point Plan

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04/08/16
Test Cricket Remains Goal For Manuka

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Man City, PSG More Than Football Match

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04/07/16
Valencia Track To Build Hotel

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Facility Notes

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