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Kiev Olympic Stadium Almost Ready To Host Champions League Final In 2018

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 16

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said that Kiev's Olympic stadium "is nearly prepared to host the 2018 Champions League final," according to XINHUA. Ceferin: "As always, there is some renovation work, but the stadium is almost ready." Ceferin said that apart from the Champions League final in May '...

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Zaha Hadid Hits Back Over Stadium Flop

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FC Botosani Unveils $20M Stadium Design

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Liverpool Says Expansion Project Underway

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Sparkasse Gets Ski Jumping Arena Rights

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Bulldogs President Wants Smaller Stadium

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