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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Possible Camp Nou Renovations Outlined

Barcelona officials said that Camp Nou stadium renovation proposals include "a more vertical, closed stadium, with every seat covered from rain and a capacity of 104,000," according to Javier Giraldo of SPORT. The proposal "favors renovating Camp Nou instead of building a new one." The decision make ...

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ANZ Stadium To Get Revamp, New Roof

Sydney's ANZ Stadium "could be turned into a fully roofed, rectangular football ground enabling fans to sit on the sidelines under a visionary plan" unveiled by Sport Minister Graham Annesley, according to John Lehmann of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The stadium upgrade is outlined in a new vide ...

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No Synthetic Tracks For Sydney Courses

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San Mamés' Arch Set For Relocation

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao's board of directors has approved "the club's intention to relocate the famous arch at the old San Mamés ground," according to FOOTBALL ESPANA. The club approved relocation of the arch to its training facilities at Lezama. The landmark will be "taken down from its ...

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Wigan To Build New Training Ground

Relegated EPL side Wigan Athletic Chair Dave Whelan "has bought a Lancashire golf course with the intention of developing it into the football club's new training ground," according to the BBC. A club spokesperson said work could begin on converting the 89-acre (36 hectare) Charnock Richard Golf Clu ...

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Rabbitohs Set Sights On $17.6M Facility

National Rugby League South Sydney Rabbitohs have turned their sights to a A$19M ($17.6M) "high-performance centre in Maroubra," according to Massoud & Suckling and of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The Rabbitohs opened talks in June with Randwick Council, "which last week passed a 14-1 resolution ...

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Murray Says Wimbledon Roof Not For Him

Andy Murray "may have benefited from the roof" over Wimbledon's Centre Court Friday, which allowed his third-round match to take place, but the No. 2 seed "is not a fan," according to Patrick Kidd of the LONDON TIMES. Murray wrote on Twitter that he "missed it being open to the elements." Murray twe ...

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ANZ To Break Attendance Record

ANZ Stadium officials are understood to have "installed extra seating that will push the capacity for Saturday's series deciding match between Australia and the British and Irish Lions to 84,000," according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. And, at this stage, they are quietly confident the previous (r ...

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UEFA: France Will Be Ready For Euro '16

UEFA is confident France "will be ready to stage" Euro 2016 "even though stadium construction has yet to start," officials said on Wednesday, according to Gregory Blachier of REUTERS. France had to "build or refurbish most of the stadiums for the tournament but that was not a concern for the Europea ...

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ICC To Decide On T20 World Cup Venues

The Int'l Cricket Council is likely to deliberate on the venues for next year's Twenty20 World Cup, "scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, during the governing body's annual conference in London," according to the PTI. The tournament is scheduled to be organized "between March 16 and April 6 in Bangl ...

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