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Uralmash Nears Completion; Saransk Stadium To Be Named Shumbrat Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 05 / 15

Local reports said that the Uralmash stadium in Yekaterinberg, scheduled to be a training base for the 2018 World Cup, is "80% complete and once landscaping is complete will open this summer," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The budgets for the build of training bases for '18 h...

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Ulster Rugby Partners With Kingspan

Ulster Rugby signed a 10-year agreement with sustainable building materials provider Kingspan Group for the naming rights to what will now be called Kingspan Stadium. The agreement will result in significant investment for the game of rugby at all levels within the province. Kingspan Stadium is owne ...

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Populous Appointed LCG Project Architect

Marylebone Cricket Club appointed Populous as the architect of the South-Western project for redevelopment at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The £55M ($92M) project, which is subject to planning approvals from both Westminster City Council and MCC members, will be conducted over three winters, b ...

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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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Facility Notes

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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