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Liverpool Unveils Images Of $167M Revamp Of Anfield, Set For Completion In 2016

04 / 24 / 14

Liverpool FC on Wednesday "released detailed images" of its proposed new £100M ($167M) Main Stand as it prepares to "submit a planning application for the redevelopment of Anfield," according to James Pearce of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. With deals to purchase the remaining nearby properties close to...

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08/26/13
Construction Of Kharkiv Arena Starts

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08/26/13
Warriors To Play Three Games At Eden Park

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08/23/13
Leeds Seeks Stadium-Wide Alcohol Ban

League Championship side  Leeds United Dir Salem Patel "wants to ban alcohol from being consumed anywhere within Elland Road to reflect the Muslim beliefs of owners GFH Capital," the Dubai-based subsidiary of a Bahraini Islamic investment bank, according to Charles Sale of the London DAI ...

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08/22/13
QPR Begin New Stadium Talks

League Championship side Queens Park Rangers "confirmed they are in talks over building a new 40,000 all-seater stadium as part of a massive redevelopment scheme at Old Oak Common," according to Simon Johnson of the London EVENING STANDARD. The club has "made finding a new ground a priority since ow ...

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08/22/13
Qatar World Cup Projects Scrutinized

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08/22/13
Facilities Notes

FIFA Secretary General Jérome Valcke has visited Manaus, Brazil, one of the stadiums that will be a host site for the 2014 World Cup, and received "guarantees that the stadium will be ready by Dec. 20." Brazil's Amazonas Governor Omar Aziz "confirmed the required completion date and highlight ...

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08/21/13
Closed Moscow Stadium Slows Athletics

All-Russian Athletics Federation President Valentin Balakhnichev said on Tuesday that with the closure of Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium and no "suitable alternative venue to host track and field events, there is little chance the Russian capital will be able to stage top-level athletics competitio ...

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08/21/13
SportsHub Unveils New Ticketing System

Singapore-based sports complex SportsHub, in a partnership with New Era Tickets, Tuesday announced Sports Hub Tix as its new ticketing system. Powered by a ticketing and marketing technology software, Paciolan, New Era Tickets' system is designed to serve Singapore Sports Hub venues, including ...

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08/20/13
Valcke To Visit World Cup Host Sites

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will visit three Brazilian host sites of the 2014 World Cup a week after Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said that "the country needs to accelerate the construction of some stadiums," according to the AP. Valcke on Monday started his inspection visit to Brazil ...

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08/19/13
BRDC Sells Silverstone Racetrack For $63M

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