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Shrewsbury Town Crowdfunds £65,000 To Pay For Safe Standing Area

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 18 / 17

League One side Shrewsbury Town is set to become the "first English club to introduce safe standing" at its ground after a crowdfunding campaign raised £65,000 ($85,700) to pay for alterations at New Meadow stadium, according to Martha Kelner of the London GUARDIAN. More than 1,000 fans donate...

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Forest Green Stadium Designs Down To Two

The club has narrowed the designs down to two finalists. Two designs "have been selected for a new 5,000 capacity stadium" for National League side Forest Green Rovers in Gloucestershire, according t ...

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BCCI Wants Its Own Stadium

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "plans to buy land and build a cricket stadium, which will be owned and administered by them, and does not belong to any state association," according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. It will "most likely be in Delhi," and be built in five year ...

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Politician Critical Over Stadium Rights

German political party CSU has criticized the city of Nuremberg for its failure to secure a new naming-rights partner for its stadium, according to Nikolas Pelke of IN FRANKEN. With a little more than a month to go until the start of the new 2nd Bundesliga season, the home ground of FC Nuremburg re ...

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Royal Troon To Allow Female Members

Royal Troon golf club, host of this year’s Open championship, has "voted overwhelmingly to admit female members during a special general meeting," according to Severin Carrell of the London GUARDIAN. The decision "will add further pressure to the men-only club at Muirfield near Edinburgh, whic ...

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New Atlético Stadium Facing Criticism

Atlético Madrid "has not opened its new stadium and it is already facing criticism on social media," according to David Vinuesa of LIBERTAD DIGITAL. The club is offering fans, through its website, "the possibility to choose seats using a virtual map of the stadium." This 3D representatio ...

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Bigger Venue Will Attract Int'l Events

Hong Kong will bid for the "biggest badminton events after the government revised the seating capacity of Indoor Sports Centre at the proposed Kai Tak Sports Park," which is due to be completed in '22, "but only if the construction can start in 2018 as anticipated," according to Chan Kin-wa of the S ...

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Standard Liège Announces Renovations

Belgian First Division A football side Standard Liège used its annual meeting to “unveil club projects for the coming seasons,” according to Schyns & Gerday of LA MEUSE. Club President Bruno Venanzi “announced the renovation plans” for the Sclessin stadium. Standar ...

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Victoria Stadium Closer To Reality

Australian Football League side Collingwood President Eddie McGuire’s A$1B ($740M) stadium dream "is a step closer to reality" after the formation of a State Government taskforce to "decide the future of Melbourne’s sporting stadiums and precincts," according to Michael Warner of the HER ...

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FFR Grand Stade Signs With Ibelys

The French Rugby Federation's (FFR) new stadium project reached another milestone with the signing of the contract between the FFR and the developer and main contractor, Ibelys. The 82,000-capacity venue is at the heart of the FFR’s plans for a new era for French rugby. The stadium will be in ...

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