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AIU Decides To Add American Football To National University Games Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 15

American football has been formally recognized as an official college sport by India's collegiate sports governing body. The Association of Indian Universities decided to include American football as a regular event on its National University Games schedule starting in '15-16. Following a unanimous ...

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The firm led by British architect Norman Foster will design Qatar's "flagship football stadium" at Lusail city, which will host the World Cup Opening Ceremony and final match in '22, the local organizing committee has confirmed, according to Lesley Walker of DOHA NEWS. Lusail Stadium, which is the e ...

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Bolingbroke: Inter Could Leave San Siro

Inter Milan CEO Michael Bolingbroke hinted the club could "move out of San Siro if Milan’s stadium plans fall through," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. AC Milan is planning to develop a ground of its own in the Portello area of the city, with "city rivals looking to stay at San Siro and renovate ...

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Giggs, Neville Open Football Hotel

Former ManU players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville's football-themed hotel "comes complete with rooftop pitch and views of Old Trafford," according to Neil O'Sullivan of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Hotel Football, which opened last week, is located "on the doorstep of Old Trafford." Given its famous owners, a ...

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Inter Plans $77M Renovation Of San Siro

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Building AS Roma Stadium To Start Fall '15

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LMB Club's Renovations 90% Complete

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