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Man City To Install Glass Tunnel To Allow Fans To Watch Players Prepare For Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 25 / 16

Man City fans "will be able to watch their players prepare for games next season" when a new glass tunnel is installed at the Etihad Stadium, sources said, according to Jonathan Smith of ESPN.com. The club "is set to revamp the ground," which was built for the Commonwealth Games in '02, moving ...

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Arena Corinthians' Construction Unfinished

One year after the 2014 World Cup kickoff, São Paulo's Arena Corinthians is still under a "management crisis" as many areas of the stadium are incomplete, according to Favero & Ramos of ESTADÃO. The eighth floor of the stadium's west building, which was built to be "more luxurious, ...

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Gilpin Confident In Tokyo Rugby Stadium

Rugby World Cup Head Alan Gilpin said that he was "confident Tokyo's new national stadium would be ready for Rugby World Cup 2019," according to KYODO. Just 100 days before the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, Gilpin said that he "understood ongoing media speculation about whether the new stadium ...

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Ligue 1 Bordeaux's Stadium Complete

Herzog & de Meuron has completed the £122M ($189M), multi-purpose stadium in Bordeaux, France, according to Merlin Fulcher of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. Known as the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, the 42,000-capacity arena will be the home ground of Ligue 1 club Girondins de Bordeaux. The 77,090 squa ...

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HK Politicians Debate Kai Tak Plans

As insults fly in Legislative Council, the Hong Kong sports community's "wish for a new facility continues to be frustrated by those who brand it a white elephant," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. As the government defends the plan, the minutes of a meeting of the public w ...

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Japan Minister Remaining Confident

Japan Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura promised on Tuesday that Tokyo's new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, "will be completed on time and blamed a 'lack of clear responsibility' for the structure's raft of woes," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. The new Nati ...

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Polish side Nieciecza To Double Stadium

Polish side LKS Nieciecza, one of the two promoted teams to the top-tier Ekstraklasa for the '15-16 season, has "unveiled plans to double the capacity of its stadium" from the current 2,262 to at least 4,500 seats, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The ascent of Nieciecz ...

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Permission Granted For Celtic Standing Area

Scottish Championship side Celtic was "granted permission to introduce a safe standing area" within Celtic Park, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Parkhead club has been in "discussions with the relevant authorities" for more than five years to "bring a rail seating system, similar to ...

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Inter City To Take Shape In '16

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BBVA Bancomer Stadium, "the shiny new home" of Liga MX side Club Monterrey opening Aug. 2, "sets the bar much higher for sports development in Mexico," according to Don Muret of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The stadium, at a cost of $200M, "is the most expensive ever built in Mexico." Designed by Populou ...

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