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Work Underway For $100M Motorsports Racetrack, Leisure Park In Nigeria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

West Africa's first motorsports racetrack and leisure park "is set to be open" in a $100M project, according to THE VOICE. The Ogun State Motorsport is a project proposed by event planner EMC3 Chair Baba Epega, who is based in London, and "nurtured and supported" by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun S...

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Everton Stadium Architect Drops Hint

The architect working on EPL side Everton's new stadium plans "got supporters talking last night when he tweeted a picture of a Goodison pillar" and wrote, "No columns in the bowl," according to Beesley & Jones of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. Dan Meis has been consulting Farhad Moshiri on the new st ...

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New Stadium Opens In Trabzon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday opened the "new 40,000-plus capacity stadium of Turkish football team Trabzonspor, the latest ambitious infrastructure project to take shape in the country," according to Stuart Williams of the AFP. The stadium, located on Trabzon's Black Sea coa ...

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South Australia Getting New Rugby Pitches

South Australia's rugby league clubs will "soon have purpose-built facilities" with a National Rugby League-standard pitch, according to Nathan Stitt of ABC NEWS. In a state where Australian Rules football "dominates public attention," the rugby clubs said that the A$5.5M ($4M) development at P ...

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Cardiff Blues Want To Redevelop Stadium

Pro12 rugby side Cardiff Blues rugby region wants to "extend its lease on the Arms Park to rebuild the stadium as well as build an exhibition centre, a hotel and flats," according to the BBC. The lease from Cardiff Athletic Club ends in Jan. '22 and the region "wants a long-term extension so it ...

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Hong Kong Football Facility Due By July

After "more than a decade of delay, preparation work is finally under way for the Tseung Kwan O Centre" -- the first dedicated training venue for Hong Kong football, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong FA CEO Mark Sutcliffe said that initial work for construction of t ...

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Sheffield Eagles To Play At Wakefield

Rugby Championship side Sheffield Eagles said that it "has been forced to move" almost 30 miles away from its home city, according to the BBC. The club said that it "failed to find a venue in the city" for the '17 season but "reached agreement to use Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue Stadium." Sheffield ...

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Barcelona To Change Layout For MotoGP

The FIA, the FIM and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya "have agreed to modify the layout" of the track, according to Oriol Puigdemont of MOTORSPORT. The safety of the venue "was called into question following the accident that resulted in the death of Luis Salom during Friday practice for MotoGP's ...

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Anoeta Renovations To Begin In March

Renovations to La Liga side Real Sociedad's Anoeta stadium will begin in March, "slightly earlier than expected," according to Roberto Ramajo of AS. It had been expected that work would begin in May. The news was announced by San Sebastián Mayor Eneko Goia, "who added that the project will la ...

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League One Side Millwall Suffers Blow

A final decision on the "compulsory purchase" of League One side Millwall’s land "is due on Thursday night" in the municipal "splendour" of Lewisham council’s civic suite, according to Barney Ronay of the London GUARDIAN. Already the club’s hopes "have received a bitter blow w ...

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Bournemouth To Leave Vitality Stadium

Premier League side Bournemouth announced plans to move from its ground of 106 years and hopes to "have built a new stadium" by the start of the '20-21 season, according to Ben Fisher of the London GUARDIAN. The club released a statement expressing its "frustrations in attempts to buy the curre ...

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