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West Ham Taking 'Robust' Steps To Avoid Crowd Disturbances At Chelsea Match

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 26 / 16

West Ham United and Chelsea supporters face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a "robust policing plan" aimed at minimizing crowd trouble at the English Football League Cup tie on Wednesday, according to Sachi...

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Football Stadiums Can Be Game-Changers

Tottenham Hotspur just got the green light for a "major" new £400M ($596.5M) stadium after a "long and often difficult path," that included years of planning to get the local authority and public on-side, according to Joanna Bourke of the London INDEPENDENT. Spurs is the "latest in a seri ...

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Asian Investors Set To Purchase Arena

Two Asian investors "are considering buying the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany," according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. They are reportedly willing to pay close €500M ($548.5M) for the facility. The contract "is ready to be signed." Real estate businessman Josef Echo, who is the managing ...

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Team Effort Key To Populous' Winning Bid

Populous' global collaboration between its North American and Australian firms delivered the winning bid to design Korean Baseball Organization club NC Dinos' proposed $100M ballpark. When the city of Changwon, South Korea, brought the architecture firm on board to create a new home for the club, it ...

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Tottenham's Stadium To Cost $1.12B

EPL side Tottenham believes the cost of building its "state of the art 61,000-capacity stadium" could reach £750M ($1.12B) -- "almost double original estimates," according to Alex Miller of the London DAILY MAIL. The club "hopes to make the move into the stadium" in time for the start of ...

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High Cost Of Hosting F1 Revealed

Former Valencia region President Francisco Camps assured that holding an F1 race in Valencia "was not going to cost Valencians 1 euro," according to Salvador Enguix of LA VANGUARDIA. The facts "confirm, however, that on the contrary, organizing the race had a very elevated cost for the public coffer ...

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Tottenham Gets OK For New Stadium

Next season "should be Tottenham’s last at White Hart Lane" after the club was granted planning permission to build the largest club football stadium in London, according to the LONDON TIMES. At a five-and-a-half-hour meeting of Haringey Council that finished at 12:29am, Tottenham was "given t ...

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Real Madrid's Renovation Plans Rejected

Madrid city officials have rejected Real Madrid's plans to upgrade the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, according to the AP. The city said that it will "only accept" a remodeling proposal that does not affect the interests of local citizens. A Spanish court earlier this year " annulled pe ...

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Aberdeen Eyes New Stadium Move

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Facility Notes

The Welsh Rugby Union and Principality Building Society revealed the new Principality Stadium logo, as part of a 10-year investment in Welsh rugby. The new logo marks the naming-rights of the national stadium, which will be renamed Principality Stadium starting in January. The logo was selected by r ...

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JSC Begins Talks On New Stadium Bids

The Japan Sport Council began three days of deliberations with experts including the Japan Olympic Committee and athletes "who will provide their input on two designs proposals that have been shortlisted to be the main stadium for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo," according to XINHUA. The ...

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