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Zaha Hadid Hits Back Over Scrapped Stadium For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The architects whose "controversial plans for a dramatic" £1.3B ($2B) Tokyo Olympic stadium "were scrapped by the Japanese government over concerns about costs hit back on Tuesday, claiming it was not the design at fault but rapidly rising construction costs," according to Caroline Davies of t...

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Paris Could Sell Parc Des Princes

The "two primary candidates to become the mayor of Paris, socialist Anne Hildago and conservative Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, are open to selling the Parc des Princes stadium," the home of Ligue 1 Paris St. Germain, to the club's owner, Qatar Sport Investments, according to the EFE. Both Hidalgo and ...

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Real Unveils $540M Bernabéu Revamp

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez wants to make the Santiago Bernabéu "the best stadium in the world" after "unveiling plans for its redevelopment on Friday," according to the PA. The estimated €400M ($540M) revamp will be led by German architects GMP. A new exterior will be ...

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Collapsed Roofing Cleared In Sao Paulo

Constructor Odebrecht said that it has "removed the giant roofing structure that destroyed part of the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo after a crane collapsed last year ," according to the AP. Odebrecht said that it cleared the "500-ton metal structure on Thursday," about two months after it crumble ...

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Liverpool Presents Anfield Redevelopment

EPL Liverpool "hope to submit plans to redevelop Anfield before the end of the season and complete work on an expanded Main Stand" before '18, according to Andy Hunter of the London GUARDIAN. A document entitled the Anfield Spatial Regeneration Framework was released on Thursday, "giving more detail ...

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Real Chooses Bernabéu Renovation Firm

The "competition to design Real Madrid's new Santiago Bernabéu stadium has a winner," according to Álvaro De Cózar of EL PAIS. Real has chosen the "project presented by German firm GMP Architekten and the studios L-35 and Ribas&Ribas over those from Rafael Moneo and Swiss ar ...

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First 'Green' World Cup Stadium Named

The first Brazilian stadium to receive recognition as a "green stadium" is the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, which will host six games during the upcoming World Cup, according to Rafael Molina of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Of the 12 venues that will host World Cup matches, the Arena Castelao is the first to re ...

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Stade de Suisse, home of Swiss Super League club Young Boys Bern, and meat producer Bell will not extend their catering contract, which is set to expire in the summer of '15. The club "is talking to Bell to take over the catering rights ahead of time." Stade de Suisse COO Alain Kappeler said, "We ar ...

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Grass Fears Delay Rubin Stadium

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that two-time Russian football champions Rubin Kazan will not move into its new stadium this season because it would "destroy the pitch," according to R-SPORT. The 45,000-capacity Kazan Arena was completed last summer at a reported cost of $400M and hosted c ...

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Brazil: $2.3B In Public Olympics Spending

Brazil's government on Tuesday issued its "first estimate of public spending on projects" related to the 2016 Rio Olympics, though the $2.3B price tag is "set to swell as more projects receive approval," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The initial estimate from Brazil's Public Olympic Authori ...

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World Cup Stadium Costs Reach $3.7B

São Paulo-based newspaper O Globo reported the cost of the 12 stadiums for the World Cup has reached approximately $3.7B, "a figure three times greater than the initial budget" presented in '07, according to the EFE. The budget for the stadiums that was "turned in to FIFA" in Oct. '07 indicat ...

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