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Silverstone To Open $25.2M Motorsport Museum With Help From Lottery Grant

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

A £20M ($25.2M) museum dedicated to motorsport is "to open at the British home of Formula 1 with nearly half the money coming from a lottery grant," according to the BBC. Top names from the sport including Stirling Moss and Nico Rosberg have "welcomed the announcement of the museum for Silvers...

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Cricket NSW Refuses To Play SCG

Cricket NSW is "refusing to play" this Saturday’s Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground and officials will carry out inspections before the New Year's Test match "as the row over conditions at the historic venue reaches crisis point," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. P ...

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Sheffield Shield Match Abandoned

The Sydney Cricket Group Trust and Sheffield Shield match officials "pointed the finger at one another" after NSW and Victoria's four-day match at the SCG was abandoned in "farcical circumstances" a day and half early on Sunday because the playing surface "was deemed to be unfit for play," according ...

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MTK Launches $21.8M Stadium Project

Hungarian football side MTK signed a deal with a construction firm to build the club's new stadium under a 6.3B Hungarian Forint ($21.8M) project, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The Nándor Hidegkuti stadium is to be completed by the end of Aug. '16, "two months ...

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Thohir, Berlusconi Discuss San Siro

Serie A side Inter Milan President Erick Thohir met with AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi to "discuss plans" for the future of the San Siro Stadium, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Thohir said, "First of all, it was an opportunity to get to know each other. Regarding San Siro, we’ve bee ...

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Millennium Stadium Railway Station Idea

Rail managers are suggesting a new railway station in the center of Cardiff, "exclusively for use when matches are held at the Millennium Stadium," according to Rhodri Clark of WALES ONLINE. The managers said that the station "would transform the experience of visitors, compared with the difficultie ...

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Orient's Stadium An 'Asset Of Community Value'

League Two side Leyton Orient’s future in the borough has been given a boost after its stadium was listed an "asset of community value," according to Matthew Stanton of the YELLOW ADVERTISER. Waltham Forest Council confirmed that the Matchroom Stadium "received the grading following an applica ...

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Cowboys Stadium Gets Boost

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten "has gone part of the way to delivering" on rugby player Johnathan Thurston's grand final cry to "build us a stadium," according to Roy Masters of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Shorten has pledged A$100M ($72M) towards a A$250M ($180M) new stadium in Townsvil ...

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UEFA Sets Deadline For Kiev Safety Plan

Ukraine "has been given two weeks by UEFA to produce new safety and security proposals for the Olympic Stadium in Kiev in the wake of crowd disturbances during Dynamo Kiev's Champions League match against Chelsea last month," according to Igor Nitsak of REUTERS. Ukraine Football Federation (FFU) Ex ...

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Facility Notes

Tainan City Government has launched an open int'l contest "for a 30-hectare baseball stadium and training complex." Located in the city’s coastal Annan District, the project will deliver a new 25,000-capacity "int'l standard" stadium with "administrative and broadcasting facilities." A second ...

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Luzhniki Stadium Ahead Of Schedule

Russia's 2018 World Cup preparations "are ramping up" with reports that the redevelopment of the Luzhniki stadium which will host the opening match and the final is "ahead of schedule," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Elsewhere, infrastructure projects "are gathering pace" ...

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