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Senior Cricketers Not Happy With BCCI's Neutral Venues Concept

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 17

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s move to have Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues "failed miserably in its first attempt, according to leading domestic players," who said that the idea "did not work due to apathy of the host associations and poor planning," according to the PTI. ...

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Millennium Stadium To Be Renamed

The Millennium Stadium will be renamed the Principality Stadium in a 10-year sponsorship deal with the Cardiff-based building society, according to the BBC. The new name for the 74,500-seat capacity stadium, the home of Welsh rugby, will be used beginning in January. It was built at a cost ...

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Barcelona Considering Eight Firms

Eight architecture studios are finalists to renovate Barcelona's Camp Nou, while six others are vying to construct the new Palau Blaugrana, according to the EFE. The club will "announce the winners of both competitions" in early '16. In total, 45 bids initially applied. The firms will have until the ...

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Sydney Stadia Get Overhaul

New South Wales on Friday "announced what it called the biggest investment in Sydney's sporting and events infrastructure since the 2000 Olympics, with construction of a new 30,000-seat stadium a priority," according to the AFP. More than A$1B ($697M) "will be set aside for the stadia network, with ...

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Populous Wins Competition In South Korea

Populous won a major baseball design competition in South Korea -- the design of upcoming NC Dinos Baseball Park in Changwon City, near Busan, in the south of the country. The 22,000-seat NC Dinos Baseball Park has a construction value of $100M. A key feature of the Populous design is the ...

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AC Milan Stadium Project In Doubt

AC Milan's project for a new stadium "could be aborted amid frosty business relations" and club President Silvio Berlusconi's "increased doubts," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The Rossoneri was meant to be the third Serie A club to "build a property stadium" after Juventus and "probably" AS Rom ...

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League Championship side Reading's Madejski Stadium "plans to have its name changed, its owner has confirmed." Sasima Srivikorn said that she is "in talks with several different companies to bring more sponsorship money to the club." Sasima said that selling the name was an "easy way to raise i ...

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Future Of WACA Ground In Doubt

Former Australian cricket player Dennis Lillee "has resigned as president" of the Western Australian Cricket Association as the organization prepares to unveil its "make-or-break plan" to guarantee the future of WA’s "iconic" cricket venue, according to the AAP. Lillee’s resignation "com ...

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MCA Receives LEED Gold Certification

Margaret Court Arena has become the first sport and entertainment arena in Australia to receive a LEED Gold certification. The "green" arena, which is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s most popular live music venues, was designed and built with a key focus on sustainability. The LEED rating sys ...

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Khalifa Stadium To Be Finished By End Of '16

The Qatar organizing committee said that the reconstruction of Khalifa Int'l Stadium is making "rapid progress" and will become Qatar’s first completed World Cup venue when work wraps up by the end of next year, according to Lesley Walker of DOHA NEWS. Since efforts began last ...

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Brno Unveils Plans To Lease Za Luzankami

The city authorities of Brno, Czch Republic unveiled plans to lease the Za Luzankami stadium to Verime Zbrojovce, a supporters' association led by former footballer Petr Svancara, and, in the long-term, "finance a project" worth some CZK 1.5B ($62.6M) to overhaul the stadium for Czech football club ...

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