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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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Wembley Debenture Seats Fail To Renew

London's Wembley stadium is "facing a crisis over the re-selling of their 10-year debenture seats that underpin the business plan of the national stadium," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The contracts for the vast majority of the 17,500 corporate seats expire in '17, and surveys ...

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Atlético Madrid To Offer Family Section

La Liga side Atlético Madrid "is attempting a pioneering initiative in Spain," according to Alberto R. Barbero of MARCA. An Atlético director announced plans for a family section at the team's home stadium for the next season. The intention "is to demand respectful behavior." The area ...

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Bayern Sells Out 16 Of 17 Home Games

Champions League-winning Bundesliga side Bayern Munich has sold out 16 of its of 17 league "home games for next season as demand remains high" following its treble-winning exploits, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Bayern Board Dir and former UBS Germany CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said, "We ...

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Eels Looking At Shift To ANZ Stadium

National Rugby League club Parramatta Eels board "is entertaining the option of moving more games away from Parramatta Stadium, with ANZ Stadium in line to host a greater number of fixtures" beginning in '14, according to Josh Massoud of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Eels CEO Ken Edwards "sought legal ...

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Athletic Bilbao Set For San Mames Finale

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday "bid a final farewell to its iconic San Mames Stadium with an emotion-filled friendly match in which three of the team's legendary players took the field shortly before the final whistle," according to the EFE. The "big surprise of Wednesday evening's contes ...

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Cheltenham Names Redevelopment Chair

Martin St. Quinton "has been appointed to chair the committee overseeing the financial plans" of Cheltenham racecourse's £45M ($69M) redevelopment, according to SKY SPORTS. Gloucester Rugby's vice-chairman and a long-standing horse owner "is currently also a non-executive racecourse committee ...

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Saudi Arabia Opens Women's Complex

The first sports complex for women in Saudi Arabia has opened in the eastern part of the country, according to MIDDLE EAST ONLINE. Businesswomen and "women personalities attended the inauguration of the centre in Al-Khobar province after it was given the go-ahead by the authorities." The complex, "w ...

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Australian Turf Club Clears $57.8M Debt

In a bid to clear A$60M ($57.8M) of debt -- including $35M worth of "inherited debt" from the Rosehill Grand Pavilion and stable upgrades -- Australian Turf Club CEO Darren Pearce laid off 18 full-time staff, "and failed to renew deals with eight employees on fixed-term contracts," according to Chri ...

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Councilors Approve Equestrian Center

Councilors in the Scottish Borders "have approved in principle plans" for an equestrian center submitted by four-time Olympic Medalist Ian Stark, according to the BBC. He "wants to build" the new center at Greenhill Farm, south of Selkirk, Scotland. Planning officials "had recommended approval of th ...

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Maracanã Re-Opens To Glowing Reviews

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium is finally "back to doing what it does best: hosting the beautiful game," according to Jonathan Watts of the London GUARDIAN. After repeated delays and controversy surrounding a 30-month refurbishment, Brazil's iconic stadium "celebrated its return to the cen ...

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