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German City Of Freiburg To Hold Public Referendum On Construction Of New Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 18 / 14

Related stories: Freiburg delays decision on stadium site The German city of Freiburg "has set the timetable for a public referendum regarding the proposed new stadium," according to the SWR. The proposed new home of Bundesliga side SC Freiburg is expected to have a capacity of...

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