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U.S. Investment Company NeXovation Confident In Complaint Over Nürburgring Sale

04 / 16 / 14

U.S. investment company NeXovation is confident in the complaint it filed with the European Commission over the sale of the Nürburgring racetrack. The company revealed on Friday that it has filed a complaint regarding the sale process of the historic racetrack. NeXovation claims that its bid fo...

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02/13/13
French Rugby Choses Stadium Designer

Grand Stade Rugby by FFR The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has chosen the joint project from architectural companies Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4 for its new stadium. FFR President Pierre Camou said, "Today we have reached a milestone that embodies a strong ambition and a project essentia ...

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02/13/13
CONMEBOL Fines Grêmio For Incident

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has made the decision that Brasileiro club Grêmio will need to close the north stand of its stadium for its Copa Libertadores match against Chilean side Huachipato, according to GLOBO ESPORTE. The decision was made after the incident that ...

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02/13/13
Facility Notes

The Berlin Olympic Stadium received an upgrade during the winter break as 193 high tech-TV sets manufactured by Samsung were installed. Now, guests and athletes alike can view all broadcasts and additional information in HD inside the stadium restaurant in the eastern end of the stadium, all VIP are ...

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02/12/13
Budget Cuts Threaten Newport Stadium

Wales' Newport Stadium "could become the latest casualty of proposed cuts by Newport City Council in a bid to save" £50,000 ($78,000), according to Will Bain of SOUTH WALES ARGUS. The stadium, former home of Newport County football team, "has been at the heart of city sport for years, but coul ...

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02/11/13
Ghana To Invest In Sports Infrastructure

Ghana Youth and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah said that the country "will invest more in its sports infrastructure in the coming years to promote sports tourism and rake in the desired foreign exchange," according to Alex Osei-Boateng of XINHUA. Industry actors believe that Ghana "has the pot ...

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02/08/13
Reading Plans Madejski Expansion

Premier League Reading Chair John Madejski said the club is to "resubmit a planning application to expand the club's stadium," according to the BBC. However, Madejski said that the expansion will "only go ahead if the club" remains in English football's top flight. The club is owned by Russian busin ...

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02/07/13
Derbyshire To Improve Cricket Ground

Derbyshire County Cricket Club plans to spend £2.5M ($3.4M) "improving its ground in the hope it can host a World Cup game," according to the BBC. The ground improvements "are part of a six-point plan for the club, which also includes creating a new management board." Club Chair Chris Grant sa ...

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02/06/13
Bristol City Seeks $63M Renovation

League Championship Bristol City has "unveiled an ambitious scheme" to redevelop its home ground at Ashton Gate, according to Andy Stockhausen of THE POST. Bristol City's plan is to "completely rebuild the Wedlock and Williams Stands and renovate the Atyeo and Dolman Stands" to increase capacity fro ...

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02/06/13
Mineirão Stadium Operator Fined

Minas Arena, the operator of the Mineirão stadium, was fined R$1M ($500,000) by the Mineiro state government for a series of faults that took place in the inauguration of the stadium over the weekend, according to PORTAL 2014. State official Tiago Lacerda said that the government found "accep ...

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02/06/13
Facility Notes

Russian club Spartak Moscow’s new 44,000-seat stadium, a World Cup 2018 venue, "will open later than scheduled." The project leader said Monday that the stadium will open May '14. Construction had been set to finish this year ( R-SPORT, 2/4 ). ... Destination Resorts and Hotels owner and dev ...

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