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FA To Invest $245M As Part Of 'Parklife' Project To Improve Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 27 / 16

The FA is helping to invest £200M ($244.7M) as "part of a scheme to improve grassroots football in England," according to the BBC. The "Parklife" project will build 30 new all-purpose facilities by '20 in a partnership between the FA, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the Pre...

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