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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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Maracanã Football Stadium 97% Ready

Brazil's Maracanã football stadium "took a step closer to readiness" this weekend with a sound and lighting test, according to INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The stadium "is now 97% ready with just some seating to be installed." On Saturday, the stadium will see the first test game since its closure ...

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04/22/13
Allianz In Talks With Sao Paulo Stadium

German insurance company Allianz "is in talks to buy the naming rights to a football stadium under construction in Brazil's largest city São Paulo, in what may become the first major football sponsorship deal in the country hosting the World cup next year," according to Guillermo Parra-Bernal ...

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04/22/13
Hannover 96 Finds Naming Rights Partner

Bundesliga club Hannover 96 "has found a new naming-rights sponsor for its stadium," according to the SID. Germany-based insurance company HDI "acquired the naming rights for the stadium." The club and HDI "have signed a seven-year contract with an option for three additional years." Hannover 96 Pre ...

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04/22/13
Libya Investing In Stadium Development

Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Awad Ibrahim Elbarasi has said the country plans to invest 400M dinars ($314M) this year on "developing stadiums for its staging of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations," according to SOCCEREX. Elbarasi’s comments come after the "Libyan government this month revealed pla ...

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04/22/13
Wales Opens New Football Center

The FA of Wales has opened a new £5M ($7.6M) development center in Newport, Wales, according to the BBC. FA of Wales CEO Jonathan Ford hopes the new national football center "will produce future stars for the national side." The facility, called Dragon Park, "includes three training ...

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04/19/13
Swansea City Plans Bigger Stadium

EPL club Swansea City has announced "plans to increase the capacity" of its Liberty Stadium by more than 12,000 seats in "another reflection of the boom in Welsh football," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The current capacity of the Liberty Stadium is 20,500 with Swansea "submitting plans to t ...

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04/19/13
AFL Against Variable Ticket Pricing Plan

The Australian Football League "has decided against a trial of variable ticket pricing at blockbuster games this year," according to Eliza Sewell of the HERALD SUN. Instead the league "will focus on a better deal for low-demand games in a bid to increase attendance." The league had flagged the "vari ...

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04/19/13
Munich Olympic Park's $612M Renovation

The "forecast for the renovation costs of Munich's Olympic Park has reached a new high" with an estimated €469M ($612M), according to Thomas Schmidt of MERKUR ONLINE. It "already has been known that the renovation costs will be in the hundreds of millions." New estimates of the city suggest tha ...

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04/19/13
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Qatar Organizing Committee Communication & Marketing Dir Nasser Al-Khater said that "Qatar is racing to develop efficient solar-powered cooling technology to counter the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer in its stadiums during the 2022 football World Cup." Al-Khater also said that "the t ...

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04/18/13
Russia Warned Of High World Cup Costs

Several Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup "will have trouble finding the money" to build football stadiums and "improve transit links and other infrastructure," according to Lynn Berry of the AP. A report by U.S. ratings agency Standard & Poor has warned that seven of the 11 Russian host ...

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