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Dutch Side Ajax Could Buy Out Amsterdam ArenA As City Considers Selling Stake

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Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax "is considering the possibility of making a buy-out offer for a majority stake in the Amsterdam ArenA," according to Zack Newmark of NL TIMES. Voetbal Int'l reported Ajax Managing Dir Michael Kinsbergen "drew up a medium-term plan in which the potential purchase is include...

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