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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Rebuilt Maracanã 'The Place To Be'

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "got back to doing what it has always done best" Saturday, according to columnist Ben Smith of the BBC, who covered the event. Smith commented coming into the first competitive game to be played at the new Maracanã, "some feared that something has been ...

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Cummings Sells Saintly Place Stable

After 40 years, "a golden era in Australian horseracing is set to end," according to Brendan Cormick of THE AUSTRALIAN. Saintly Place, the stable complex of trainer Bart Cummings in Melbourne's Ascot Vale, "a short canter along a street that runs behind Flemington's main grandstand, has been sold." ...

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Newly promoted La Liga side Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium on Monday turned 90 years old since being inaugurated. El Madrigal is one of the oldest stadiums in Spanish football and has maintained the same name and location since nearly a century ago. It is also one of a few La Liga stadiums that ha ...

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Real Madrid Plans Profitable Renovations

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez "does not only want to turn the Santiago Bernabéu into an architectural landmark, he also wants it to be the club's main source of income," according to Pablo Polo of MARCA. Following the stadium's renovation, "the stadium will be stunning on the ...

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Atlético's Family Seating Sells Fast

La Liga side Atlético Madrid's new family section of seats at Vicente Calderón Stadium "is having great success," according to F.J. Díaz of AS. The club made 800 seats for the family section available, and has already sold more than half of them after five days. The goal of th ...

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DTM Set To Return To Berlin In '14

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "could soon return to Berlin," according to Sebastian Kayser of BILD. Nineteen years after the last race on the legendary Avus, the DTM "could return to the capital in '14." The race would reportedly "take place at the former Tempelhof Airport." A date "has ...

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Monterrey Stadium Project On Schedule

One year from the scheduled completion of Liga MX side Monterrey's Monterrey Football Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, the stadium's overall progress is 45% complete, according to LA AFICION. Engineer Alfredo Maldonado, the project's boss, said the "civil, or black, work" is 95% complete, although it h ...

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Everton To Get New Pitch At Goodison

EPL side Everton "will start next season with a 'Rolls Royce' of a pitch" once it has finished a major renovation at Goodison Park, according to Phil Kirkbride of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. The Blues "are in the middle of laying a state-of-the-art surface at the Old Lady, and one that will see the side pla ...

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French Construction Firms Target Qatar

Eiffage SA "lost money" on building the state-of-the-art football stadium in Lille for the 2016 European championships, according to Francois de Beaupuy of BLOOMBERG. It is "banking on a return coming from outside of France." Eiffage and its French rivals in the construction industry, Vinci SA and B ...

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SV Elversberg To Upgrade Stadium

Newly promoted German 3rd League football club SV Elversberg "will completely renovate its Waldstadion Kaiserlinde," the club's home ground, and bring it up to 2nd Bundesliga standards, according to Henning Klefisch of LIGA3 ONLINE. In four separate construction phases, the stadium "will be expanded ...

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