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Fernando Alonso Reportedly Tells Ferrari He Wants To Leave Team At The End Of '14

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 23 / 14

Scuderia Ferrari driver FERNANDO ALONSO "has reportedly told the Italian team that he intends to leave the squad at the end of the season," according to KRONE. Italy's "Gazzetta dello Sport" reported that Alonso "has informed the team of his intentions after he set conditions that were unacceptabl...

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Supporters of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund "will be prevented from unfurling a mosaic of the Champions League trophy" at Wembley before Saturday's final against Bayern Munich due to "health and safety fears" ( GUARDIAN, 5/21 ). ... Ukraine on Monday "unveiled the project of its 6,200-seat a ...

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West Ham Eyes Olympic Stadium Standing

EPL West Ham Co-Chair David Gold "has revealed he wants to introduce standing areas" when the club moves into London's Olympic Stadium, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Gold claims he is certain so-called "safe standing" would eventually exist in the highest echelons of English footb ...

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Cape Town Stadium Seeks Anchor Tenant

Cape Town Councilor Grant Pascoe said that the city is "hoping to attract sport teams and nightclubs to the rarely used, loss-making stadium it built" for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, according to Chris Spillane of BLOOMBERG. Spillane: “We are looking at an anchor tenant, which will be one of ...

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Zenit St. Petersburg Stadium Delayed

Russia Head of the Audit Chamber Sergei Stepashin said Monday that Zenit St. Petersburg's $1.1B stadium project's completion date has been "put back again and it may not open until 2017, a decade after construction work began," according to R-SPORT. The stadium is to host a 2018 World Cup semifinal, ...

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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff officially opened Brasilia's Mane Garrincha World Cup stadium ( IANS, 5/19 ). ... A "world-class indoor velodrome" in the heart of Kuala Lumpur "will likely steal the limelight" from the proposed 80M RM ($26.5M) project in Labu, Malaysia, which was mooted last year. ...

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FA To Prove Wembley As Premier Venue

Shortly after the final whistle blew in Sunday's League One playoff final at London's Wembley stadium, staff began "swapping every television set and barrel of beer in the national stadium" to comply with UEFA's sponsorship roster, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. All the Football Le ...

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FC Barcelona Plans Facilities Investment

La Liga  Champion Barcelona is planning nearly $2.5M in upgrades to its facilities during the offseason. As it does "every season, the club will replace Camp Nou stadium's grass field, but this year it will also install a heating system that the technicians consider the best solution," accordin ...

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FIFA: São Paulo Stadium Will Be Ready

FIFA said that São Paulo's World Cup stadium "will be ready on time," less than 24 hours "after warning the city it could lose the right to stage matches because of delays in building the new arena," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA said that "it had reached a settlement with stad ...

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Man City Plans To Increase Stadium

Man City is "to discuss plans" for a proposed £50M ($76.5M) expansion of the Etihad Stadium by '15, according to Stuart Brennan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. The Blues "want to speak with local residents before forging ahead with the scheme, which would add a 6,000-seater third tier on the S ...

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Chile Denies Universidad's Stadium

Universidad de Chile "has a debt with its fans: the construction of the club's own stadium," according to EMOL. Though the club has always indicated that this is the people's big dream, for various reasons, "this ambition has been truncated." One of the proposals from the club's management has been ...

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