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Dyke Says FA Will Not Bid For FIFA Events As Long As Blatter Is In Power

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 23 / 14

Sepp Blatter’s power over FIFA is like that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, according to FA Chair Greg Dyke, who has called on football’s int'l governing body to introduce fixed terms of office for FIFA’s top execs and said the FA will not bid to host FIFA tournaments as long...

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Singapore Sports Hub Model Unveiled

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Athletic Bilbao Makes Debut At 'New San Mames'

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao on Monday played its first game at the team's new San Mames stadium, which "has been constructed next to the now dismantled 'Old San Mames,'" according to INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL. The stadium is a "treat for the 53,332 fans who justly deserve a 'Cathedral' of this statur ...

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Lack Of Luxury Seats Hurts Euro 2020 Bid

Scotland faces "losing out on a chance to host a glamour Euro 2020 group stage" -- because Hampden does not "have enough fatcat seats," according to Gordon Waddell of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. They "fear if UEFA apply strict rules on stadium criteria for their elite competitions it could hold us an ...

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Nuremberg Wants To Build Own Stadium

Bundesliga club FC Nuremberg "is once again dreaming of building its own stadium," according to the SID. Club Financial Dir Ralf Woy said, "It is supposed to be a new stadium in Nuremberg. It is expected to be completed by 2020 at the site of the old stadium." The club's main goal "is to generate hi ...

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CSKA Sofia Turns Down $53M Investment

Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia has turned down a €40M ($53.2M) investment "offer for a new stadium" from German company ISF, according to Alexander Krassimirov of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The team "rejected the deal after failing to agree to conditions that included handing over the stadium to ISF to ...

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Edinburgh Lands $47.5M Sports Center

Edinburgh, Scotland has "beaten off competition from Dundee and Stirling" to host the new national sports performance center, according to Rory Reynolds of the SCOTSMAN. The huge £30M ($47.5M) facility will feature a "Hampden-sized pitch, an outdoor synthetic pitch, four outdoor natural footba ...

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Silverstone Lands $51M Development Deal

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ManU Planning Old Trafford Fan Zone

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Atlético To Move To New Stadium In 2016

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A-League Side Looks To Run Its Stadium

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