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German State Government Will Increase Financial Support For New Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

The German state of Baden-Württemberg "will increase its financial support for the construction of 2nd Bundesliga side SC Freiburg's new stadium," according to Roland Muschel of BADISCHE ZEITUNG. The state government will reportedly contribute a total of €16M ($18M). A corresponding "lette...

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State Of Origin To Return To MCG In '15

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