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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Australian bank St. George, which holds a 50% stake in National Rugby League club St. George Illawara Dragons, owes Kogarah Council more than A$250,000 ($235,000) "in rent for the use of their Sydney home ground." St. George District Football Club "has an outstanding debt" of about A$270,000 to the ...

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J.League Club Signs Stadium Sponsor

Japan Professional Football League Division 1 side Albirex Niigata has signed chemical giant Denka (Denki Kagaku Kogyo) as the new sponsor for its home stadium after struggling utility Tohoku Electric Power Co. pulled the plug on its naming-rights deal. Denka will begin sponsorship of the stadium in ...

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Middlesbrough To Install Wind Turbines

League Championship Middlesbrough's stadium is "set to become Britain's first big sports venue to be powered by wind turbines," according to Graeme Yorke of the London DAILY MAIL. Boro is not the only club "looking to go green, with two other major sides said to be in talks to follow suit." The club ...

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Maracana Stadium Faces Closure Threat

Public prosecutors in Brazil "have threatened to close Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium amid fears the venue does not meet minimum safety standards," according to the IANS. Prosecutor Glicia Pessanha Crispim has written to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) "requesting the submission of a n ...

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Spanish Hoops Clubs Renovate Facilities

Due to "improved infrastructure," Spanish Basketball League (ACB) clubs made promises and the "majority fulfilled them: 13 of 16 teams have since began renovations to their facilities," according to Julián Mozo of OLE. When the ACB decided to eliminate relegation for two years, ACB side Weber ...

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Jarama Race Circuit To Be Renovated

Royal Automotive Club of Spain (RACE) President Carmelo Sanz de Barros on Thursday revealed the organization's Project Jarama 2021, which will begin early next year in Madrid and consist of "a series of investments that will make the Circuit of Jarama a place of leisure and enjoyment for racing fans ...

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Barcelona President Talks Camp Nou

FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell on Tuesday explained that from "an unselfish point of view," it would be favorable to build a new stadium and not remodel Camp Nou, but reiterated that "the final decision will be voted on by club members," according to AS. Rosell ruled out "building a new stadiu ...

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Singapore Sports Hub Model Unveiled

The Singapore Sports Hub was introduced Tuesday as the latest infrastructure in the Central Area Model at the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Singapore City Gallery. The Singapore Sports Hub is expected to increase tourism flow and jobs. In addition to sports, the facility will offer community event ...

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Athletic Bilbao Makes Debut At 'New San Mames'

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao on Monday played its first game at the team's new San Mames stadium, which "has been constructed next to the now dismantled 'Old San Mames,'" according to INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL. The stadium is a "treat for the 53,332 fans who justly deserve a 'Cathedral' of this statur ...

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Lack Of Luxury Seats Hurts Euro 2020 Bid

Scotland faces "losing out on a chance to host a glamour Euro 2020 group stage" -- because Hampden does not "have enough fatcat seats," according to Gordon Waddell of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. They "fear if UEFA apply strict rules on stadium criteria for their elite competitions it could hold us an ...

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