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German Football Federation Academy Costs To Increase Again, This Time By 10-20%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

The price of the German FA's (DFB) new academy in Frankfurt "has once again increased," according to Roman Gerth of SPONSORs. The original price of €89M ($97.4M) was already raised to €109M ($119.3M) in Aug. '15. DFB General Secretary Friedrich Curtius confirmed in a new interview that the...

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A-League Side Brisbane Roar Moving HQ

A-League side Brisbane Roar is leaving Brisbane, with the club to "set up its new headquarters, training base and football academy in Logan," according to Cameron Atfield of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Roar CEO David Pourre said that the club would move its administration and operations divisions fro ...

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Russian Builders Looking To Cut Costs

Russian contractors for 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums, hit by devaluation of the national currency, are looking for ways to cut costs to avoid going over budget and behind schedule. "Costs of imported equipment have gone up by 40% to 50% due to ruble devaluation," a spokesperson for Stroytransgaz, th ...

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PCB Reboots Stadium Project

The Pakistan Cricket Board has "rebooted an abandoned project" to build an int'l standard cricket stadium in the Shakarparian area, according to Shahzad Anwar of the EXPRESS TRIBUNE. The Capital Development Authority and the PCB signed a memorandum of understanding in '12 under which the CDA al ...

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WCC CEO Holds Talks Over Renaming Ground

New Warwickshire Cricket Club CEO Neil Snowball "has already had talks over renaming the historic Edgbaston ground," according to Graeme Brown of the BIRMINGHAM MAIL. Snowball, who has taken over from Colin Povey, said that "several parties had expressed an interest in naming rights." However, he sa ...

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Wembley Named U.K.'s Most Iconic

Wembley Stadium has been named the U.K.’s "most iconic venue" ahead of Wimbledon and Wales’ Millenium Stadium, a survey by Stubhub found, according to James Benge of the London EVENING STANDARD. Nearly half of the 1,002 respondents (48.4%) named the national football stadium, which ...

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Bayern To Invest $2.7M In Audi Dome

Bundesliga Basketball (BBL) club Bayern Munich will invest about €2.5M ($2.7M) "to modernize the Audi Dome," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The club only recently withdrew from a new arena project together with German Hockey League (DEL) side EHC Red Bull Munich. Bayern "intends to ...

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Edinburgh Searching For New Home

Scottish Pro12 side Edinburgh is continuing its efforts "to find a new home away from Murrayfield" -- but there are "no current plans to take the team to Easter Road," according to STV. Edinburgh Managing Dir Jonny Petrie admitted that "he is exploring available stadium options within the city," as ...

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Barcelona Presents New Palau Blaugrana

Barcelona on Tuesday presented plans for its new Palau Blaugrana basketball arena . Work on the facility is expected to start during the '17-18 season and conclude during the '19-20 campaign. The arena will have a capacity of 12,000 for sporting events and 12,500 for social and cultural events. Som ...

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Facility Notes

Marylebone Cricket Club Secretary Derek Brewer expressed doubt over the £85M ($119M) rebuilding of the Tavern and Allen stands at Lord’s . Brewer said in a message to the club's membership, "To commence the south western project [for which planning permission has been granted] during ...

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Moshiri To Finance Stadium Project

EPL side Everton's new major shareholder Farhad Moshiri will prioritize "plunging money to the club’s stadium project and gradually increase his stake in the club with a view to a full takeover," according to Law & Bascombe of the London TELEGRAPH. Sources close to the Goodison board ...

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