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Second Bundesliga Club Dynamo Dresden To Receive Financial Support From City

04 / 18 / 14

Second Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden "will once again receive financial support toward its stadium rent and financial relief from the city of Dresden," according to the SID. A city council proposal calls for an additional €500,000 ($692,000) on top of the €1.12M ($1.55M) the club already ...

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Olympic Stadium To Host Major Concerts

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01/22/13
First Artificial Rugby Pitch Unveiled

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01/22/13
London Puts Olympic Arena For Sale

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01/21/13
FA Plays The Name Game ... Maybe

The FA has agreed to a deal for Wembley Stadium to be renamed to "incorporate mention" of new sponsor, mobile phone provider EE, according to Joe Hare of the London TELEGRAPH. The FA has concluded negotiations with EE and will announce a deal in which the stadium will become known as “Wembley ...

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01/18/13
New Brazil Stadiums Spike Ticket Prices

Upgrades to Brazil's "crumbling football stadiums ahead of the 2014 World Cup promise a safer, cleaner and altogether more pleasant environment for fans," but the luxurious new grounds come at a price -- "quite literally," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Brazilian fans are "already complainin ...

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01/18/13
Bristol Rovers To Build New Stadium

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01/18/13
Olympic Basketball Arena For Sale

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01/17/13
Coventry Council Votes To Back Loan

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01/16/13
Istanbul Plans $900M In New Stadiums

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