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Formula E Headquarters At Donington Park To Be Completed Within Four Weeks

04 / 17 / 14

The £5.7M ($9.6M) headquarters of the electric racing series Formula E, which is being built in Leicestershire, "is set to be completed within the next four weeks," according to the LEICESTER MERCURY. Beginning on July 3, the 10 Formula E teams "will be given five full test days, with each one...

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09/05/13
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La Liga side Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday held its first practice at the team's new San Mames stadium, "the stadium that takes over from the legendary Cathedral." Before the practice, the team "posed for a photo for posterity." Former Bilbao player Julen Guerrero was present, and current striker Kik ...

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09/05/13
Centre Of Excellence Is Political Football

Former Queensland Rugby Union Chair Peter Lewis believes that "it is crazy for the Australian Rugby Union to redevelop T.G. Milner Field in Sydney as a centre of excellence instead of Ballymore in Brisbane," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. The opposition has made a A$10M ($9M) election p ...

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09/04/13
AEG Facilities To Run Wembley Arena

AEG Facilities had its application to run Wembley Arena approved by the Competition Commission. The completion of the 15-year deal with owner Quintain Estates and Development plc. sees AEG increase its offering of live entertainment and sport in London in top venues along with its five-year contract ...

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09/03/13
Workers Added To Zenit Construction

The construction of Russia’s most expensive football stadium, St. Petersburg’s Zenit Arena, is still surrounded by uncertainty as city authorities request extra work force and plan to replace the main developer. The city’s construction committee has called on local construction com ...

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08/30/13
Barcelona Looking To Heat Pitch

After Barcelona's Spanish Supercopa contest Wednesday against Atlético Madrid, Barcelona "did not waste a minute in preparing to quickly begin changing the playing surface at the Camp Nou," according to SPORT. The "old grass will be replaced to install heating beneath the field." Barcelona wi ...

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08/30/13
Councillors Back Hagley Park Upgrades

Controversial upgrades to Hagley Park's cricket oval in central Christchurch, New Zealand "have been backed by city councillors" on Thursday, according to Kurt Bayer of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The 11 votes to three majority decision gives Canterbury Cricket a ground lease for its pro ...

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08/29/13
EPL Fans Angry About Cameras

The Premier League's £3B ($4.6B) TV deal "comes at a cost for the match goer," according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH. Caring clubs "are seeking to accommodate them in other parts of the stadium but fans are creatures of habit, wanting the same familiar routes, gangways, characters, ...

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08/29/13
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Private equity firm LDC, which is owned by Lloyds Banking Group, "is in advanced talks over spending 'millions' on backing a management buyout of Silverstone Circuits," which promotes and hosts the British Grand Prix. It comes just two months after Property Week "reported that developer MEPC had agr ...

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08/28/13
Auckland Seeks America's Cup Locations

Waterfront Auckland "is exploring six waterfront locations in the event Team New Zealand win the America's Cup and bring the Auld Mug back to the City of Sails," according to Bernard Orsman of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The council body "has started thinking about where the team compounds and a race vi ...

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08/28/13
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A new pavilion "has been unveiled" at the County Ground in Bristol, England, home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. The building work has taken 10 months to complete and "is part of major works to ensure international cricket continues to be played in the city" ( BBC, 8/26 ). ... Dubai Sp ...

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