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Construction Firm Ghemlanco Proposes Redesign, Added Investment For Eurostadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 19 / 17

Construction consortium Ghemlanco proposed a new design and extra funding for the Eurostadium in Brussels in a "last-minute effort to push ahead with the controversial project" for Euro 2020, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. UEFA has given a deadline for "clarity on the stadium ...

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IMG Opens Golf Academy In Slovenia

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Rent Increase 'No Longer Realistic'

Premier League side Bournemouth Chair Jeff Mostyn said that a demand from the club's landlord to increase rent at Vitality Stadium is "no longer realistic," according to the BBC. The club's 11,450-capacity ground was sold to owners Structadene in '05 "in a sale-and-leaseback deal." The club has been ...

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Melrose Planning Facilities Upgrades

Scottish rugby side Melrose RFC in the Scottish Borders, the "historical home of rugby sevens, has unveiled plans for redevelopment" of its Greenyards pitch, stand and clubhouse facilities in the center of the town, according to RUNNING RUGBY. Entitled the 1883 Legacy Project, the club "decided to t ...

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St. Petersburg Stadium Causing Concern

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russian authorities and FIFA "are concerned over a dispute that has halted construction of a key World Cup 2018 stadium," according to the AFP. Work on the futuristic 68,000-seater arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, "was frozen last month becaus ...

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Irvine Meadow To Serve Booze

A junior football club "could be the first" in Scotland to serve alcohol on its terraces later this month, according to Ross Dunn of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Irvine Meadow has "sensationally bagged a one-off license for the Marymass derby set to take place next week." The "unprecedented move" coul ...

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Roma Introducing Face Scans

Serie A side AS Roma will "introduce new security measures at the Stadio Olimpico, including face-scanning technology," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The new protocols "may rub some fans the wrong way, especially after last year's extended protests by the ultras over the new barriers inside the stad ...

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Australian Open Adding Courtside Seating

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Cruz Azul Could Leave Stadium In '18

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Reims To Play In Renovated Stadium

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