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New BBVA Bancomer Stadium In Monterrey Opens On Sunday With Friendly Against Benfica

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

BBVA Bancomer Stadium, the new home of LigaMX side Club Monterrey, opens Sunday with a friendly against Benfica of Portugal. The $200M stadium, designed by Populous, is the most expensive facility built in Mexico and its amenities are on par with NFL facilities, according to project officials. Priv...

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Russia To Fine Stadium Builders

Russian authorities are proposing to impose fines of 2M rubles ($40,000) per day on World Cup 2018 stadium developers for running behind schedule. As things currently stand, only three stadiums have been completed, while construction of two has not yet begun. The idea of fining developers has been a ...

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Edinburgh Rugby, Hibs Considering Switch

Edinburgh Rugby is "exploring the possibility of playing Pro12 matches at Easter Road," home of Scottish Championship side Hibernian, according to Richard Pidgeon of the HERALD SCOTLAND. No decision has yet been taken but "talks have taken place," with Hibernian to discuss potential dates for "a cou ...

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Trump's Attempt To Block Wind Farm Rejected

Donald Trump has "suffered a new defeat in his legal challenge to an offshore wind farm" that the U.S. property mogul "fears will ruin the view from his controversial golf course" in northeast Aberdeenshire, according to Mure Dickie of the FINANCIAL TIMES. An Edinburgh court "dismissed a Trump ...

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Saudi Arabia Scales Back Stadium Plans

Saudi Arabia's plans "to dramatically increase the size and scope" of football stadiums around the country have "been shelved" because of the impact of falling oil prices, according to Matt Smith of REUTERS. Under plans announced by the late King Abdullah -- who died in January -- 11 "new grounds we ...

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Hawthorn Reveals New HQ Plans

Australian Football League side Hawthorn has "revealed well-advanced plans" to move its HQ from Waverley Park to a "massive new facility" at Dingley, where it has signed a contract of purchase, according to Jake Niall of THE AGE. After investigating 15 to 20 sites, the Hawks have "chosen -- and ...

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Melbourne To Target NBA, NHL

Plans for the second stage of a A$700M ($544.1M) revamp of Rod Laver Arena have been revealed with Sports Minister John Eren declaring he wants to "use the venue to score more major events," according to Peter Rolfe of the HERALD SUN. Rod Laver Arena could host NHL hockey and U.S. basketba ...

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Facility Notes

Stadium and events retail unit specialist Rapid Retail has secured new deals with Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and La Liga clubs and is set to announce further contracts later this year. In the last few months, Rapid Retail has generated business to the value of £500,000 ($767,000). Atlético M ...

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Austria Wien Unveils $53M Stadium Project

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Patos De Minas Receives $154,000 Renovation

Brazilian Sports Minister George Hilton signed a service order investment, totaling R$487,500 ($154,000), to modernize two multi-sport courts in the town of Patos de Minas. The investment is part of an agreement made in '13. Hilton said, "We want to internalize the practice of sports in all [Brazili ...

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Qatar Property Owners Could Get 'Burnt'

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