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West Ham Taking 'Robust' Steps To Avoid Crowd Disturbances At Chelsea Match

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 26 / 16

West Ham United and Chelsea supporters face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a "robust policing plan" aimed at minimizing crowd trouble at the English Football League Cup tie on Wednesday, according to Sachi...

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New Owners For Belle Vue

Inside Media reported Belle Vue Stadium, the 120-year old home of Super League club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, "has been sold to 88m Group," according to RUNNING RUGBY. The stadium "was sold after several months of strong interest," having been marketed initially at a guide price of £600 ...

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Tottenham Opens Naming Talks With QIA

Tottenham Hotspur has "opened talks with the Qatar Investment Authority" over a naming-rights deal for the redeveloped White Hart Lane, according to Erik Eriksson of the LONDON TIMES. The club’s success in selling more than 80,000 tickets for its first Champions League game at Wembley aga ...

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Pallotta Hopes To Open Stadium In '19

Serie A side AS Roma President James Pallotta is "very, very confident" over the new stadium, and "hopes to open it" in '19, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Pallotta had a meeting with Lazio Region President Nicola Zingaretti, and believes "there has been progress toward breaking ground on the St ...

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Ruskell Hits Out Tennis Center Plans

One of Scotland’s "most prominent" Green Party politicians "condemned Judy Murray’s plans for a multi million pound tennis and golf centre in the countryside near Andy and Jamie’s home town of Dunblane," according to the the SCOTSMAN. MSP Mark Ruskell said that the proposal -- for ...

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LNR Adopts Stadium Modernization Plan

The French National Rugby League (LNR) exec board on Tuesday adopted “a financial incentive mechanism to ensure Top14 and ProD2 clubs engage in modernizing their stadiums,” according to Richard Escot of L’ÉQUIPE. The new “Stadium Label” includes two levels: Pro a ...

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Oldham Rugby Club Surrenders Lease

Oldham’s rugby league club "has not paid any rent on its ground virtually all season," according to Neal Keeling of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Now the club "has surrendered its lease to the owners, Oldham council," to which it owes £70,000 ($93,300). Negotiations as to whethe ...

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FIFA Gets Russian 'Guarantees'

FIFA has received "guarantees" from Russia that the stadium which will host the 2018 World Cup semifinal will be ready by the end of this year, according to the AFP. Construction of the new 68,000-seat stadium in Saint Petersburg -- one of the most expensive in the world -- "had been stalled si ...

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Tottenham In Line For $132M Injection

Tottenham is in line for a £100M ($132M) "cash injection" when it moves into its new 61,000-seat stadium, according to Sami Mokbel of the London DAILY MAIL. The club "will offer a wide range of sponsorship deals" linked to the £400M ($5 ...

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Valencia Begins Work On Training Center

Spanish Basketball League (ACB) side Valencia Basket -- through the Valencia Basket Foundation 2,000 -- began the construction of the €18M ($20.26M) L'Alqueria del Basket training facility on Thursday, according to MARCA. All of that investment will be provided by billionaire Spanish ...

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GAA Plans For Croke Park Development

The Gaelic Athletic Association "revealed plans for a 'world-class' Irish handball centre, new housing, a new entrance to Croke Park and the reconstruction of Sackville Avenue," according to Will Slattery of the IRISH INDENDENT. In a statement, the GAA said that it "will work alongside Dublin City C ...

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