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Formula E Headquarters At Donington Park To Be Completed Within Four Weeks

04 / 17 / 14

The £5.7M ($9.6M) headquarters of the electric racing series Formula E, which is being built in Leicestershire, "is set to be completed within the next four weeks," according to the LEICESTER MERCURY. Beginning on July 3, the 10 Formula E teams "will be given five full test days, with each one...

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Charity: EPL Discrimating Against Disabled

A "leading disability charity" said that EPL clubs are "discriminating against their own fans," according to Katie Gornall of the BBC. A BBC study found that "only three top-flight stadiums currently provide the required number of wheelchair spaces." Of the 20 clubs in the Premier League, "eight fai ...

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03/21/14
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03/21/14
Brazil Reveals Olympic Football Stadiums

The five football stadiums in Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will "host football games during the 2016 Rio Olympics," according to AS. Brazil's LOC announced the news at the "IOC's Coordinating Committee meeting, which is being held in Rio through Friday." Each of t ...

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03/20/14
Lanxess Arena To Go Up For Sale

Cologne's Lanxess Arena, which is, among others, the home of German Hockey League (DEL) club Cologne Sharks, "is expected to be sold," according to the SID. Arena owners Oppenheim-Esch-Fonds "are reportedly preparing the sale of the multi-purpose arena, which was completed in '98, and its adjacent b ...

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03/20/14
Widzew Lodz To Build $43M New Stadium

With Polish football club Widzew Lodz "eyeing a new stadium, the municipal authorities of Lodz have launched a tender to build a new sports facility" which is designed to "revamp the troubled" club and boost match attendance, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The decision to ...

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03/19/14
Dodgers, D-Backs Give SCG Thumbs Up

There was "no doubt" the Sydney Cricket Ground "looked a picture as a ball park," but on Tuesday it "was given the ultimate stamp of approval" by players of MLB clubs L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. After checking out the SCG's "incre ...

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03/19/14
Plans For DFB Center To Be Finalized

The plans for a new German Football Federation (DFB) performance center at Frankfurt's horse racecourse "are reportedly close to being finalized," according to the SID. Frankfurt Mayor Olaf Cunitz said, "All talks that we have had so far and all signals from DFB officials leave no doubt that the die ...

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03/17/14
Sports Association Get $20M Boost

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03/14/14
Relegation Could Delay Construction

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Super League Club Confirms Stadium

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