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Formula One Racetrack In Turkey To Become Used Car Dealership

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

A report in the Sözcü daily revealed that Istanbul Park , built at a cost of $290M in '05 to hold races that "sputtered to a halt" in '11 due to a lack of interest, "is to become a used car dealership," according to TODAY'S ZAMAN. The park, "built with great fanfare and millions of dollar...

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EWS Stays On As Naming-Rights Partner

EWS Tool Technologies "will stay on as the naming-rights partner of the EWS Arena," which is the home of Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club Frisch Auf! Göpping, according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The company "has been the arena's naming-rights sponsors since '08." EWS renewed the deal, whic ...

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Council Completes Edgeley Park Deal

Stockport Council "has completed the purchase of Edgeley Park from Cheshire Sports," according to Alex Scapens of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEW. With Stockport County's season due to begin with a home game against Boston on Saturday, "contracts have been signed and all due diligence requirements finali ...

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Liverpool CEO Optimistic About New Stadium

Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre said that the redevelopment of Anfield "will let the club compete financially with their major rivals in the Premier League and around Europe," according to SKY NEWS. The renovated stadium "will house close to 60,000 spectators and is on course to be ready" for the start the ' ...

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Ricoh Arena Partners With Majestic

Ricoh Arena announced a new multi-year partnership with Majestic Commercial. The agreement means that Premiership Rugby side London Wasps, the owner of the arena, has become the first rugby club to secure such a deal with Majestic Commercial. Majestic Wine is the U.K.'s largest specialist retailer o ...

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Norwich City Partners With Coral

EPL side Norwich City confirmed bookmaker Coral as a new sponsor of the Barclay Stand at Carrow Road, according to Peter Walsh of EASTERN DAILY PRESS. Barclay Stand has been the "spiritual home of some of the club's noisiest supporters over the decades." The multi-year partnership is the first time ...

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Facility Notes

The organizers behind the inaugural Formula 1 race in Azerbaijan in '16 are "currently awaiting approval from the FIA with regard to the homologation of the circuit." Plans have been submitted for the event, to be known as the European Grand Prix and scheduled to take place on July 15-17 next year i ...

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FMG Becomes Waikato Stadium Sponsor

Hamilton, New Zealand reached a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium. The agreement will see FMG (Farmers Mutual Group) hold naming rights for the stadium for the next 10 years, with an option to extend the arrangement for a further five years. From October, the facility will ...

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World Rugby Crossing Fingers For Rio Venue

World Rugby officials "are crossing their fingers that the venue selected to stage their matches at next year's Rio Olympics will be ready in time even though construction on the stadium has not started with just a year to go," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. Rugby, returning to the Olympics ...

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Japan Stadium To Open 3 Months Before Games

An official said that Japan's new national stadium "will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics because of a government decision to order a new design," according to the AFP. IOC VP John Coates, head of a commission monitoring Tokyo's preparations, said the stadium ...

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Corporate Box Backlash A Warning

Australian sports stadiums "have been warned against devoting too much space to corporate boxes as fans claw back prime seats in European football grounds," according to Jenny Wiggins of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. London-based global engineering and design group Arup Vice Chair Tristram Carfrae sai ...

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