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St. Petersburg Stadium Getting New Pitch Ahead Of Confederations Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 24 / 17

Russian organizers "are hurrying to lay a new field at the St. Petersburg stadium" which will host the final of the Confederations Cup, according to the AP. With less than a month until the tournament kicks off, the 68,000-seat St. Petersburg Stadium "requires its third pitch following severe t...

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