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Amsterdam Arena To Be Renamed To Honor Johan Cruyff

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 17

Amsterdam Arena is to be renamed the Johan Cruyff Arena "after the city’s most famous footballer," who died of cancer a year ago, according to DUTCH NEWS. The plan, "first mooted" shortly after his death, "has now been agreed by all parties concerned" and will be put to the city council, ...

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Racetrack Without Naming-Rights Partner

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Architect Says Japan Is Withholding Money

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Carlisle Gets $216,000 New Pitch Laid

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SOPA Plans For $35M Ken Rosewall Arena Roof

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Wanderers Unveil Plans For $20M Complex

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Udinese Sells Naming Rights To Dacia

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Qatar To Build Waterfront Neighborhood

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OL Inaugurates New $442M Stadium

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River Plate Renovates Training Facility

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