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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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06/18/14
Grimshaw Architects Wins Qatar Job

Grimshaw Architects has won an int'l competition to "design a series of sports complexes across Qatar," according to Merlin Fulcher of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. The "AJ100 practice defeated an unnamed shortlist to win the Qatar Olympic Committee-backed project." The announcement came "shortly after a lead ...

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06/17/14
Trump To Rename Scotland Golf Course

U.S. billionaire Donald Trump has revealed that "he will rename one of Scotland’s most famous golf resorts -- Trump Turnberry," according to Stephen Stewart of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Trump said that he planned to make the Ayrshire hotel and golf course the “best in the world.” ...

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06/13/14
Ibrox Stadium To Host Scotland Qualifier

The Scottish FA has announced that Ibrox Stadium will host its "first Scotland fixture in 15 years after it was confirmed as the venue for the Dark Blues' Euro 2016 qualifier with Georgia," according to the HERALD SCOTLAND. Scotland will face Georgia on Oct. 11. Hampden is "out of commission after b ...

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06/13/14
Facility Notes

Maracana Stadium COO Luis Silva said that there "is an impressive focus on legacy and sustainability in Qatar's plans." Silva: "All the concepts and ideas for the future, always in a sustainable environment, are amazing. I believe you will deliver an outstanding tournament" ( GULF TIMES, 6/12 ). . ...

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06/12/14
Russian Officials Want To Bypass Inspections

Russia's sports ministry has suggested that construction of several arenas for the 2018 World Cup, financed by the government, should begin without thorough inspection of the projects. Ministry officials fear that inspections will take time and as a result deadlines may not be met. The idea contradi ...

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06/12/14
Concerns Over 'Yellowing' Manaus Pitch

The fears in the run-up to England’s opening World Cup match against Italy on Saturday "have focused on the sweltering atmospheric conditions in Manaus," but the players are more concerned about "what is beneath their feet," according to Howard Swains of the LONDON TIMES. Photographs "emerged ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil, United Kingdom

06/12/14
Rapid Vienna Releases Stadium Renderings

The management of Austrian Bundesliga football club Rapid Vienna "presented plans and renderings of its new 28,000-capacity stadium," which is expected to open in '16, on Tuesday, according to the KURIER. Club President Michael Krammer "received a standing ovation of the 2,000 in attendance whe ...

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06/11/14
SFA Not Considering Move From Hampden

The Scottish FA said that an option to move away from Hampden Park "has not yet been considered," according to Lamont & Conaghan of the BBC. The SFA's lease on the national stadium ends in '20, and one of a number of proposals put forward by a consultancy firm "is to not renew." It would mean "t ...

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06/11/14
Ulster Rugby Partners With Kingspan

Ulster Rugby signed a 10-year agreement with sustainable building materials provider Kingspan Group for the naming rights to what will now be called Kingspan Stadium. The agreement will result in significant investment for the game of rugby at all levels within the province. Kingspan Stadium is owne ...

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06/11/14
Populous Appointed LCG Project Architect

Marylebone Cricket Club appointed Populous as the architect of the South-Western project for redevelopment at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The £55M ($92M) project, which is subject to planning approvals from both Westminster City Council and MCC members, will be conducted over three winters, b ...

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