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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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Report Exposes EPL Grounds' Hygiene

The two most recent environmental reports from teams in the Premier League "have revealed some surprising findings," as mice, uncooked chicken and expired turkey "are just some of the hygiene nasties that health inspectors have discovered" on the grounds, according to the London TELEGRAPH. An inspec ...

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British Chef Teams With Man City

Legends Hospitality Management and Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts have formed a joint venture in the U.K. and have signed a five-year food contract with Man City, according to Legends officials. The new company, called Fabulous Fan Fare, will operate concessions, premium dining and non-event c ...

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Veh Criticizes City For High Stadium Rent

Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh "has once again criticized the high stadium rent by the city," according to the SID. Veh said, "Frankfurt is indeed an awesome city in which a lot of money flows. However, all that money doesn't come to us. We pay €10 million ($13.3M) rent for the ...

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Singapore Sports Hub Adds T-Systems

The Singapore Sports Hub has appointed German IT services and consulting company T-Systems as its strategic partner to "build, manage and operate" its information and communication technology services for 21 years, according to TODAY. The value of the contract is S$94M ($77M). T-Systems, which is pa ...

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The Rio de Janeiro government has revealed the Maracanã will now only be ready for FIFA in May. The stadium is now scheduled to be ready on May 28, less than 20 days before the start of the Confederations Cup, which is to begin on June 15 ( FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 1/10 ). ... Construction has no ...

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Dortmund Pitch Gets Its Sun Artificially

Bathed in an "eerie yellow glow," the field at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park is receiving some "tender loving care" ahead of the resumption of the Bundesliga season, according to Adam Shergold of the London DAILY MAIL. The strange light is the result of a hi-tech "artificial sun" lighting sy ...

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Qatar Tennis Federation President Nasser bin Ghanim al-Khelaifi said that a new tennis stadium will open in the country in "the next three or four years." Al-Khelaifi said, "I hope the QTF will host more important tennis tournament in the coming future as the new stadium with improved facilities wil ...

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First Artificial Rugby Pitch Ready To Go

Premiership rugby side Saracens FC hopes "to reap the benefits" of becoming "the first professional rugby union side to play on an artificial surface," according to the BBC. Saracens will soon move into the new £500,000 ($812,000) Allianz Park in the London borough of Barnet that features an a ...

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Olympic Stadium To Host Concerts

London's Olympic Stadium "will re-open this summer to host a number of music concerts," according to Sunni Upal of the London DAILY MAIL. Plans "are in place for some of the concerts that Hyde Park traditionally hosts to move to the other side of London in July although final contracts are still to ...

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Qatar Hockey Planning New Stadium

The Qatar Hockey Federation will soon have a new "state-of-the-art stadium with a seating capacity of 5,000," according to N.D. Prashant of the GULF TIMES. The new venue for field hockey has been planned by the Qatar Olympic Committee in "close proximity to the cricket stadium." QHF General Secretar ...

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