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League One Side Shrewsbury Town Applies To SGSA For Rail Seating

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

So-called safe standing is "set to be introduced to English football for the first time" after League One side Shrewsbury Town applied to install rail seating at its ground, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The club announced plans to convert around 400 seats at its 9,875-capacity ho...

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Asvel Unveils New Stadium Plans

French Pro A basketball club Asvel unveiled its future arena, a 10,500-seat building “that will open in 2020,” according to L’ÉQUIPE. The Asvel Arena will be “built on the site of the Georges-Lyvet stadium” in Villeurbanne, France. NBA player and Asvel President ...

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Female Gymnastics HQ Shut Down

Outraged Gymnastics Australia bosses "have been blindsided by news the sport's main Perth training institute for elite women will be closed in December," according to Samantha Lane of THE AGE. They say "countless females will be lost to the sport as a result." Australian National Gymnastics Presiden ...

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PSG Chooses Poissy For Performance Center

Paris St. Germain has chosen Poissy as the site of its future performance center, which is scheduled to open at the start of the '19-20 season, following a three-year consultation process. In opting for Poissy, the club is going ahead with the project it embarked on five years ago. PSG is plann ...

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Essex Hopes To Host T20 Cricket Matches

Essex County Cricket Club CEO Derek Bowden said that the club hopes "to host T20 cricket matches in the Olympic Stadium" in '18, according to the BBC. Essex has been in talks "for a number of years regarding the stadium," home of EPL club West Ham, from August. Bowden: "The objective is to play ...

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Bochum Secures Naming-Rights Partner

Second Bundesliga club VfL Bochum has found a new stadium naming-rights partner with local real estate company Vonovia. The company secured the naming rights for five years until June 30, 2021. The club did not reveal any financial details of the agreement, except that the contract is valid for the ...

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Auditor Finds Irregularities

A "World Cup-inspired renovation" of Rio’s emblematic Maracanã stadium "was marred by irregularities" that "improperly enriched construction firms" at the expense of the state government, public auditors said on Tuesday, according to Paul Kiernan of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. A report fro ...

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Motor Racing Facing Track Crisis

Top-level motor racing "is facing a track crisis" if marginal existing circuits and proposed new sites do not receive government assistance, according to Mark Fogarty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Supercars, which stages Australia's most popular car racing championship, "warns that it is in danger o ...

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Forest Green Stadium Designs Down To Two

The club has narrowed the designs down to two finalists. Two designs "have been selected for a new 5,000 capacity stadium" for National League side Forest Green Rovers in Gloucestershire, according t ...

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BCCI Wants Its Own Stadium

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "plans to buy land and build a cricket stadium, which will be owned and administered by them, and does not belong to any state association," according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. It will "most likely be in Delhi," and be built in five year ...

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Facility Notes

Uninterrupted rainfall has caused a football stadium to flood so much the goalposts are under water and "it now looks like nothing more than a giant swimming pool." Heavy storms in the city of Ezhou , in Central China’s Hubei Province, have "inundated the streets with water and hav ...

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