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New BBVA Bancomer Stadium In Monterrey Opens On Sunday With Friendly Against Benfica

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

BBVA Bancomer Stadium, the new home of LigaMX side Club Monterrey, opens Sunday with a friendly against Benfica of Portugal. The $200M stadium, designed by Populous, is the most expensive facility built in Mexico and its amenities are on par with NFL facilities, according to project officials. Priv...

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No More Int'l Matches For Belgian Stadium

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to scale down facilities for the 2020 Summer Games once the sports extravaganza is over, "drawing a lesson from London's post-Olympic management," according to KYODO. The main venue, Olympic Stadium, is currently undergoing a "major renovation in which its sea ...

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China To Build 20,000 Football Academies

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Aue Unveils Rendering Of New Stadium

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Munich To Invest $94M Into Stadium

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La Liga Valencia Replaces Playing Surface

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Boca Juniors Unveils Training Center

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Architects Shortlisted For Bristol Arena

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Russia Allocates Another $85M To WC

Russia's government announced a further 4B rubles ($85M) "increase in budget for the 2018 FIFA World Cup," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The new funds "are earmarked for infrastructure and utilities projects." The money "will be allocated from the federal budget." Spending on ...

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