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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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La Liga Valencia Cuts Stadium Budget

La Liga side Valencia has presented its revised plan for finishing work on its new Mestalla stadium, announcing a budget cut of €60M ($80.7M), according to FOOTBALL ESPANA. Valencia President Amadeo Salvo and the Valencia board have "worked to reduce the costs required to complete work on Los C ...

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Construction On Lyon Stadium Begins

The foundation stone for the €250M ($336M) Grande Stade de Lyon was laid Tuesday, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The new Lyon stadium, also known as the Stade des Lumières, "will be one of France's 10 UEFA Euro 2016 venues and the race is now on to make sure t ...

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ADAC Submits Bid To Buy Nürburgring

German automobile club ADAC "is considering buying the bankrupt Nürburgring racetrack," according to Christoph Ruhkamp of the FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG. Sources said that the ADAC "submitted a non-committal offer last week." The focus of the organization "is the racetrack itself, and not a ...

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Cricket Australia Opens $27M Facility

Cricket Australia has opened its new A$29M ($27M) National Cricket Centre located at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. The center features indoor and outdoor training facilities ( CA ). In Brisbane, Phil Lutton wrote "planted at selected points throughout the new National Cricket Centre were some of C ...

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Real Madrid Youth Academy Nearly Ready

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez has "prepared a Christmas present for the Real's youth academy," according to Hugo Cerezo of MARCA. The youth players' residence "will open after the Christmas break." Players from outside Madrid "will live in Valdebebas," a district of Madrid, starting ...

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Tilke To Design Moscow F1 Circuit

Plans for a new F1 track on the outskirts of Moscow "took a major step forward Tuesday with the announcement that prolific motorsport architect Hermann Tilke’s company had been tasked with designing the circuit," according to R-SPORT. Tilke has designed all of the last 10 circuits to debu ...

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Silverstone To Be Sold For $16M

Recently released documents revealed that Silverstone, the historic race track which hosts the F1 British Grand Prix, "is to be sold" for little more than £10M ($16M), according to Christian Sylt of the London INDEPENDENT. The sale price "stands in stark contrast to the construction cost of pu ...

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Facility Notes

League One Bury's ground "has been renamed" The JD Stadium after the club secured "the largest commercial deal in the club's history." The Shakers have agreed to a three-year deal with the sports retailer JD Sports Fashion, "which will also see JD become the main shirt sponsor from next season" ( M ...

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Cricket Stadium To Have Sachin Pavillion

The Kerala Cricket Association Monday decided to honor cricketer Sachin Tendulkar by announcing that "a pavilion will be named after the master blaster at the state's only cricket stadium," according to IANS. KCA President T.C. Mathew said the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium owned by the Greater Cochin Dev ...

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OCBC, Singapore Hub Reach $50M Deal

OCBC Bank has "been announced as the largest sponsorship partner of the Singapore Sports Hub," a deal that will see it secure naming rights to various facilities -- besides the National Stadium and the Singapore Indoor Stadium -- within the 35-hectare hub, according to May Chen of the STRAITS TIMES. ...

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