Event Notes: Libero Sports India Partners With Football Business Conference
Libero Sports India is the knowledge partner for FICCI "Goal 2013" Int'l Convention for Football Business, a platform created by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry to promote football development in India. The conference, which is open to the public, will be held on Feb. 14-15 at the FICCI Federation House in Delhi. The convention will focus on football in Asia and the opportunities in India (Libero Sports). ... The All India Football Federation has selected the state of Madhya Pradesh "to host the 2nd division I-League National Football League along with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu." The U20 I-League "will kick off in the first week of March while the 2nd Division League will start after the Santosh Trophy" ends (TIMES OF INDIA, 1/31). ... Online ticket marketplace viagogo revealed that it has started legal proceedings against Bundesliga club Hamburg SV. Viagogo is seeking to recover €200,000 ($273,000) in damages resulting from a breach of contract and has pledged to donate all the proceeds from the lawsuit back to HSV fans. The company is also requesting a public apology. Viagogo signed a partnership in September to be HSV’s official secondary ticketing partner, but the agreement was not honored by HSV and viagogo subsequently terminated the contract in December (viagogo).