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Johor, Malaysia's Fastrackcity Featuring F1 Track To Be Completed In '19

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Motorsports hub Fastrack Iskandar "unveiled the design of its motorsports city on Tuesday," which features a "top-grade" track suitable for Formula 1 racing, according to Wang Meng Meng of the STRAITS TIMES. The facility has a targeted completion date of '19. At "the heart of the moto...

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LLDC Appeals Against Disclosure Ruling

Managers of the Olympic Stadium are "to fight a decision to make public the details of a rental deal with West Ham," according to Frank Keogh of the BBC. The London Legacy Development Corp. said that it "does not want sensitive financial figures revealed." However, it said it "will publish some more ...

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Corinthians' Stadium Remains Unfinished

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is planning to "finally deliver" the Arena Corinthians on Oct. 16, but the stadium will not be completed, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Corinthians is "arguably Brazil's biggest club, together with Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo, but live a li ...

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ANZ Stadium Overhaul Beer Taps For NRL Final

The National Rugby League's historic all-Queensland decider has created an "unprecedented demand for the sunshine state's most famous beer," forcing ANZ Stadium staff to "reconfigure its 288 beer taps and wheeling in 740 kegs of XXXX Gold," according to Phil Rothfield of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. ...

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ACB Club Valencia Completes Renovations

Spanish Basketball League (ACB) club Valencia on Thursday "presented the new image " of Fonteta stadium, according to J.V. Belda of SUPERDEPORTE. The exterior of the stadium "has been completely renovated after 30 years." The renovations took place this summer with a budget of €200,000 ($224,0 ...

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De Laurentiis Furious With Napes Mayor

Serie A side Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is frustrated with the local council over Stadio San Paolo, saying, "I don't understand this city," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris said that the club had not made "a serious offer" for the renovation of the stadium ...

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Tottenham May Found Home With MK Dons

The destination for EPL side Tottenham's home in '17-18 "could yet be Milton Keynes," according to Jack Gaughan of the London DAILY MAIL. MK Dons "remain in the hunt" to house the Spurs for one season while the club redevelops White Hart Lane into a 61,000-seat stadium fit to match its "lofty ambiti ...

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Inter And Milan Continue To Share Stadium

Former Inter President Massimo Moratti believes his old club and AC Milan will "continue to share San Siro," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The Rossoneri had been planning to move out and build a new stadium in the Portello area of the city, but President Silvio Berlusconi then announced "they would ...

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Castleford Tigers Closing In On New Stadium

Super League rugby side Castleford's move to a new stadium "moved a step closer" Monday when final approval was given for a £135M ($204.5M) development at Glasshoughton, according to Ian Laybourn of the PA. The scheme, on land near junction 32 of the M62, will "deliver a 10,000-capacity c ...

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Paris Arena Gets New Sponsor

The Palais Omnisport Paris Bercy “will be renamed Accorhotels Arena POPB after a naming contract was approved by the Paris Council on Monday,” according to LE PARISIEN. The agreement “could bring" €1M ($1.13M) a year to the city. The contract between Accorhotels and the m ...

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Yokohama To Host 2019 RWC Final

World Rugby said on Monday that Yokohama Stadium, which staged the 2002 FIFA World Cup final, will replace Japan's new National Stadium as the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, according to REUTERS. Japan "caught World Rugby off guard" in July when it announced the proposed new 80,000-s ...

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