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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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AS Roma Opens Office In New York City

Italian Serie A side AS Roma, announced on Monday that it has formed a global partnership with CAA Sports to market the Stadio della Roma. CAA Sports has been engaged to sell global naming rights and foundation-level partnerships for the new stadium and entertainment complex. The property will be an ...

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Allianz Signs On As Naming-Rights Partner

Insurance company Allianz "has acquired the naming rights for the new stadium of Austrian Bundesliga football club Rapid Vienna," according to ORF. The new stadium, which is expected to open in '16 and replace the club's current ground, Gerhard-Hanappi Stadium, "will be named 'Allianz Stadium.'" Rap ...

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Race Is On In Eagle Farm Redevelopment

The race is on to have the Eagle Farm horse racecourse redevelopment completed in time for the '15 carnival, "with officials conceding it could be a close shave," according to Nathan Exelby of the COURIER-MAIL. A call for tenders "will go out this week for the reconstruction and tunnelling as Racing ...

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Headingley Cricket To Get $84M Revamp

Yorkshire County Cricket Club "has drawn up a 20-year masterplan" to redevelop Headingley cricket ground in a project costing around £50M ($84M), according to Chris Waters of the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. The plan includes "a new state-of-the-art pavilion and a new shared stand with the adjoinin ...

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The Australian Open will add a third retractable roof for the '15 tennis tournament that could ensure all matches are played "even with a fortnight of solid rain." The new roof "will be built at 7,300-seat Margaret Court Arena." The courts at Rod Laver and Hisense arenas "already have roofs at Melbo ...

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Liverpool Submits Anfield Revamp Plans

EPL side Liverpool has "formally applied for planning permission to redevelop Anfield and increase the ground’s capacity to almost 59,000," according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. After two decades of "wrestling with whether to move to a new stadium in the city or expand their exist ...

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LFP Considering Safer Goals

Valencian Rafael Vizcaíno "is the inventor of a pioneering prototype of padded football goals aiming to avoid dangerous accidents during play," according to Kristin Suleng of EL PAIS. Vizcaíno "had been concerned that goals make playing football a high-risk sport." After "seven years o ...

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Former Footballer Launches Academy

Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher on Tuesday inaugurated an int'l football academy in Pune, India, according to the PTI. The Liverpool FC-DSK Shivajians int'l football academy is a "sprawling state-of-the-art residential school." Carragher: "I was at Liverpool’s academy for six years bef ...

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Brazil In Last-Minute Rush For World Cup

With "just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready" before hundreds of thousands of football fans "descend on the country," according to Brad Haynes of REUTERS. Airports in "nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed ...

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Cricket Australia has "embarked on a plan to import soil from the subcontinent that will be used to create low-bouncing, spinning tracks that will allow batsmen and bowlers to prepare at home for tours of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh." CA High Performance Manager Pat Howard said on Wednesday ...

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