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Second Bundesliga Club Dynamo Dresden To Receive Financial Support From City

04 / 18 / 14

Second Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden "will once again receive financial support toward its stadium rent and financial relief from the city of Dresden," according to the SID. A city council proposal calls for an additional €500,000 ($692,000) on top of the €1.12M ($1.55M) the club already ...

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