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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Qatar World Cup Projects Scrutinized

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08/22/13
Facilities Notes

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08/21/13
Closed Moscow Stadium Slows Athletics

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08/21/13
SportsHub Unveils New Ticketing System

Singapore-based sports complex SportsHub, in a partnership with New Era Tickets, Tuesday announced Sports Hub Tix as its new ticketing system. Powered by a ticketing and marketing technology software, Paciolan, New Era Tickets' system is designed to serve Singapore Sports Hub venues, including ...

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08/20/13
Valcke To Visit World Cup Host Sites

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will visit three Brazilian host sites of the 2014 World Cup a week after Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said that "the country needs to accelerate the construction of some stadiums," according to the AP. Valcke on Monday started his inspection visit to Brazil ...

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08/19/13
BRDC Sells Silverstone Racetrack For $63M

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08/15/13
Palace Denies Stadium Name Change

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Olympic Stadium Costly To Maintain

Securing and maintaining London's Olympic Stadium, the venues and the Olympic Park "has cost the taxpayer" nearly £4M ($6.2M) in the last six months, according to SKY SPORTS. The cost of safety and security of the Olympic Park has cost £2.9M ($4.5M) alone in the six months from January t ...

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08/14/13
Turkey Housing Agency To Build Stadiums

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