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Plans For New Sporting Village In Cambridge Presented, Set To Face D-Day

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 27 / 16

Plans for a new sporting village for Cambridge and an upgrade to Cambridge United's stadium "will face D-day in front of councillors after the plans were finally lodged," according to Jon Vale of the CAMBRIDGE NEWS. The "hugely contentious plans at two different sites in the city were lodged wi...

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MFK Kosice Unveils $16.9M Stadium Project

Slovakian club MFK Kosice has unveiled its plans to "move to a new stadium" under a project estimated to be worth €15M ($16.9M), according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The Slovak side's new stadium is expected to be completed in '17. Under the plan, the municipal authorities ...

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Chinese Group Acquires 12 S.C. Golf Courses

Chinese investment group Founders Group Int'l has "become the largest operator" of golf courses in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to Paul Welitzkin of CHINA DAILY. Founders Group Int'l "acquired last month the majority of the assets of National Golf Management," which had been the largest owner/opera ...

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São Paulo Stadiums Nearing Beer Approval

São Paulo's municipal government should take a vote in the next few days on whether "beer will return to football stadiums," according to the GAZETA PRESS. If approved, the law will "knock down a 19-year veto." But beer sales "would only happen on specific times: before kickoff, during h ...

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QPR Submits Revised Training Ground Plans

EPL side Queens Park Rangers has submitted a revised planning application for a new training ground at Warren Farm in Ealing. The scheme will create a new purpose-built training center for the club's first team and academy, alongside a new community sports facility. This application builds upon the ...

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Hong Kong Legco Approves Of Funding

The "first tentative step" toward "finally breaking ground on the proposed Sports Hub on the old Kai Tak airport site was approved" at a Hong Kong Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. After three rounds of discussions, "including a motio ...

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Architect Plans Underwater Tennis Center

A Poland-based architecture firm has unveiled plans for an underwater tennis complex in Dubai, according to Parag Deulgaonkar of EMIRATES 24/7. Polish architect Krzysztof Kotala of 8+8 Concept Studio, the promoter of the concept, is "scouting" investors, "building his case based on the 'economi ...

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Uralmash Stadium Nearly Completed

Local reports said that the Uralmash stadium in Yekaterinberg, scheduled to be a training base for the 2018 World Cup, is "80% complete and once landscaping is complete will open this summer," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The budgets for the build of training bases for '18 h ...

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Legco Has Information Decide On Kai Tak

Before a "last-gasp approach for funding," Hong Kong Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Jonathan McKinley said that the Legislative Council has all the information needed to make an "informed decision on the application" for HK$62.7M ($8M) for pre-construction work on Hong Kong's Kai Tak Sports Hub, ...

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Brookvale Oval May Reopen After Tuesday

It will be 51 days on Sunday since National Rugby League side Manly fans "last sat on the hill at Brookvale Oval to cheer their beloved Sea Eagles," according to Christian Nicolussi of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. On Tuesday, the fans will find out if the NRL gave them "the official green light ...

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Brazil's World Cup Stadiums Are Troubled

Brazil spent billions of dollars renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were "supposed to help modernize and improve" local football, according to the AP. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is "still trying to figure out what to do with them." Some of the 12 new state ...

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