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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Olympic Stadium Awaits Naming-Rights

A naming-rights deal for the Olympic Stadium in London "is expected to be sealed within a year," according to Rob Harris of the AP. EPL club West Ham will become the main tenant from the '16-17 season "after the principal 2012 Olympics venue is overhauled" to make it suitable for football. West ...

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11/21/13
Polish Club Unveils $31M Stadium Design

Polish Ekstraklasa club Ruch Chorzow "has selected the design of its new stadium," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The club said that "it expects to obtain planning permission in June, with construction work at the 12,000-seat facility starting two months later." The c ...

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11/21/13
Russia Readies $612M Luzhniki Upgrade

The Russian government has put out a $612M tender "to reconstruct Moscow's iconic Luzhniki Stadium, the venue for the 2018 World Cup final," according to R-SPORT. Work has already begun "to rip out the seats at the hulking arena, which will be hollowed out and furnished with new stands." Only the ou ...

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11/21/13
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11/20/13
Italy To Adopt New Stadium Law

Italy Deputy PM Angelino Alfano announced on Monday that a "revolutionary" new law is to be adopted to "transform stadiums," according to XINHUA. Clubs in Italian Serie A and B have "complained for many years they have to rent stadiums from the local council as the current laws make it very difficul ...

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11/19/13
HLC: London Stadium Not Maximized

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11/18/13
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