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Work Underway For $100M Motorsports Racetrack, Leisure Park In Nigeria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

West Africa's first motorsports racetrack and leisure park "is set to be open" in a $100M project, according to THE VOICE. The Ogun State Motorsport is a project proposed by event planner EMC3 Chair Baba Epega, who is based in London, and "nurtured and supported" by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun S...

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Status Of ANZ Stadium Funding Unclear

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06/30/17
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Musselburgh Racecourse  "could face closure if its committee refuses to accept the terms offered by the British Horseracing Authority " for extending its racing license. The six-month extension was "granted on condition of an independent review of the governance of the track," a proble ...

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06/29/17
Second English Club Mulls Safe Standing

A second English club was on Tuesday "in talks over reintroducing standing" at its stadium as "pressure mounted on the Government to scrap the law banning the country's biggest teams from doing the same," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. League One side Northampton Town was consideri ...

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06/29/17
Mexico City Announces Boxing Center

Mexico City government official Mauricio Toledo announced a "specialized boxing center" will be built in the Mexican capital, according to Ilich Valdez of MILENIO. World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaimán "attended the announcement." The city will invest 20M Mexican pesos ($1.12M) in ...

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06/29/17
Facility Notes

A date has been announced for the start of demolition at Headingley Stadium to "allow a major revamp of the rugby and cricket facilities." Super League rugby club Leeds Rhinos confirmed the South Stand, first opened in 1931, " is to be demolished at the end of August ." The "final rugby ...

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06/28/17
Shrewsbury Town Applies For Rail Seating

So-called safe standing is "set to be introduced to English football for the first time" after League One side Shrewsbury Town applied to install rail seating at its ground, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The club announced plans to convert around 400 seats at its 9,875-capacity ho ...

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06/28/17
Opinion: Fisht Stadium Set To Fail

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06/27/17
NRL Clubs Search For Clarity

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Four Birmingham Arenas Confirmed For Bid

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