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Major League Soccer Expands Footprint Through International TV Deals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 31 / 15

After signing four-year multimedia deals with Sky Sports and Eurosport in recent weeks, Major League Soccer "is eyeing additional deals around the globe, including in Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia," according to Ian Thomas of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. MLS Business Ventures President/Managi...

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Scotland's Murrayfield To Get New Pitch

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La Liga Elche's Stadium To Be Certified

La Liga side Elche's Martinez Valero stadium "has made significant improvements during the last six months," according to M.H. Marcos of AS. The "stadium's remodeling project will be completed on Friday." Martinez Valero "will finally achieve its activity license 37 years after it was inaugurated wi ...

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Qatar To Spend $205B On Infrastructure

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HKCA: Asian Games Stadium Is 'Win-Win'

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Charlotte To Host EPL Clubs In Exhibition

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Hong Kong's "top world-ranked team sport, cricket," hopes to benefit from a HK$1B ($130M) fund set up by the government, "in order to build a new home in Ma On Shan," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Hong Kong Cricket Association will "apply for money from the fund," wh ...

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Early Etihad Buyout Critical For AFL

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