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Shrewsbury Town Crowdfunds £65,000 To Pay For Safe Standing Area

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

League One side Shrewsbury Town is set to become the "first English club to introduce safe standing" at its ground after a crowdfunding campaign raised £65,000 ($85,700) to pay for alterations at New Meadow stadium, according to Martha Kelner of the London GUARDIAN. More than 1,000 fans donate...

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Trump Golf Courses Feared To Be Targets

Counterterrorism experts have said that golf courses in Scotland owned by U.S. President Donald Trump could be viewed as "soft targets" by terrorist groups "intent on striking against his administration," according to Jeremy Watson of the LONDON TIMES. The U.S. president owns Trump Turnberry in ...

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FFT Gets Green Light For Roland Garros

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has "finally been given the go-ahead to redevelop Roland Garros," according to the PA. The FFT announced plans in '13 to expand the site of the French Open but "has been mired in a long-running legal battle with opponents." The controversy "centers on a new court t ...

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Rome Refuses AS Roma Stadium Plans

Serie A side AS Roma "suffered a setback" in its bid to build a new stadium after the Rome City Council "refused to grant planning permission," according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN.com. The Giallorossi unveiled plans for a new 52,500-seat stadium almost two years ago, "yet bureaucratic red tape has rep ...

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Estadio Jalisco Renovates Locker Rooms

Renovations to Guadalajara's Estadio Jalisco -- the home of Liga MX side Atlas -- were presented on Wednesday, according to LA AFICIÓN. After "various investments," Clubes Unidos de Jalisco "showed off" the upgrades, which cost 14M pesos ($680,000). The "most significant change was to th ...

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Kassam Stadium Deal Close, Donald Says

Oxfordshire businessman Stewart Donald believes "a deal is close" to bring League One side Oxford United's Kassam Stadium home into "community ownership," according to the BBC. National League club Eastleigh Chair Donald "joined the committee of supporters trust OxVox," which wants to buy the ground ...

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Atlético Nacional Opens Training Facility

Colombian first division football club Atlético Nacional "presented a high-performance training center that will improve the physical conditioning of its players," according to GOAL. The team's new complex, called "La Fábrica de la Pasión" ("The Machine of Passion"), will be whe ...

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Essendon Wants More Games At MCG

Australian Football League side Essendon "will look to rewrite its privileged-tenant contract with Etihad Stadium with a view to playing more home games" at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. The Bombers, the only AFL club to hold its own deal with the Docklands s ...

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Liverpool To Redevelop Anfield

Liverpool is to "significantly redevelop" its Anfield stadium in the summer, to "make it more accessible to disabled fans," according to the BBC. The work, scheduled to be completed by August, will see 1,000 seats moved and "affect some season ticket holders." More than 250 wheelchair positions "wil ...

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Decision Over Roma's Stadium Delayed

A decision over Serie A side AS Roma’s new stadium has been delayed by 30 days, "with the aim of reducing the size of the project," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The Stadio della Roma project was reportedly "facing the axe," as Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi was "expected to reject the proposal." R ...

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Mayor Of Rome To Reject Stadium Proposal

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi "will reject the proposal to build a new Stadio della Roma," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The new arena has been discussed since the American takeover of Serie A side AS Roma in '11, "but ran into reams of red tape." According to AffariItaliani.it, months of negotiations, ...

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