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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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Jockey Club To Sell $22M Bond To Fans

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04/24/13
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04/24/13
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