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Liverpool Unveils Images Of $167M Revamp Of Anfield, Set For Completion In 2016

04 / 24 / 14

Liverpool FC on Wednesday "released detailed images" of its proposed new £100M ($167M) Main Stand as it prepares to "submit a planning application for the redevelopment of Anfield," according to James Pearce of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. With deals to purchase the remaining nearby properties close to...

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05/17/13
FC Barcelona Plans Facilities Investment

La Liga  Champion Barcelona is planning nearly $2.5M in upgrades to its facilities during the offseason. As it does "every season, the club will replace Camp Nou stadium's grass field, but this year it will also install a heating system that the technicians consider the best solution," accordin ...

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05/17/13
FIFA: São Paulo Stadium Will Be Ready

FIFA said that São Paulo's World Cup stadium "will be ready on time," less than 24 hours "after warning the city it could lose the right to stage matches because of delays in building the new arena," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA said that "it had reached a settlement with stad ...

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05/17/13
Man City Plans To Increase Stadium

Man City is "to discuss plans" for a proposed £50M ($76.5M) expansion of the Etihad Stadium by '15, according to Stuart Brennan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. The Blues "want to speak with local residents before forging ahead with the scheme, which would add a 6,000-seater third tier on the S ...

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05/17/13
Chile Denies Universidad's Stadium

Universidad de Chile "has a debt with its fans: the construction of the club's own stadium," according to EMOL. Though the club has always indicated that this is the people's big dream, for various reasons, "this ambition has been truncated." One of the proposals from the club's management has been ...

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05/16/13
São Paulo Could Lose World Cup Games

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke warned Tuesday that "delays in completing the stadium in Sao Paulo could result in the city being stripped of hosting 2014 World Cup matches," according to the AP. Sao Paulo is scheduled to host six World Cup matches, including the opener and one of the semifinal ...

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05/16/13
Facilities Notes

League One Leyton Orient Chair Barry Hearn is "continuing his attempts to secure a groundshare" with EPL side West Ham at London's Olympic Stadium. Leyton's written request for a judicial review of the decision to grant the Hammers sole tenancy of the stadium " was turned down last month ." However, ...

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05/15/13
Maracanã Privatization Unblocked In Court

A Rio de Janeiro court has "overturned the suspension of the concession" of Brazil's Maracanã stadium to a group of private companies, according to the BBC. The stadium was privatized last week, "but a judge suspended the process saying the bidding was illegal." Monday's ruling reversed this. ...

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05/14/13
Glasgow Games To Build Elevated Track

Architectural technologist Suzanne McCormack "is the mastermind behind plans" to build the world's first running track built entirely on stilts at Glasgow, Scotland's National stadium, according to Alan Campbell of the DAILY RECORD. Using "ground-breaking" techniques, McCormack "will have the world& ...

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05/14/13
Oxford Fans Win Bid To Protect Stadium

League Two Oxford United fans "have won their bid to protect the club's Kassam Stadium" after it became the first to be listed as a "community asset," according to the BBC. The application by supporters' trust OxVox "was approved by Oxford City Council," and means the group must be notified if the g ...

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05/13/13
Maracanã Privatization Suspended

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