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Volume 6 No. 212


Adidas "opened its biggest worldwide logistics center between Vechta and Osnabrück in Germany," according to NWZ ONLINE. The new logistics center at the Niedersachen-Park in Rieste/Neuenkirchen-Vörden "is expected to turn around 102 million items per year by '15." Distribution Center Head Lars Stefanowski said, "It is the biggest worldwide logistics center of our group based on performance." The logistics center "will create a total of 250 full-time jobs." Adidas has invested more than €100M ($128M) in the site since '11 (NWZ ONLINE, 7/4).

La Liga side Atlético Madrid has started working on the placement of the new playing surface at Vicente Calderón for next season, according to the EP. On June 27, the stadium hosted a Bon Jovi concert, the only non-sporting event scheduled for this summer. In "the next few days, the entirety of the playing surface will be installed." Later, the club will carry out its "habitual tasks of conservation and maintenance, including the use of chemicals to avoid problems with the grass" (EP, 7/8).

Technology company NCR Corporation announced an agreement with Adelaide Oval SMA Ltd. to deploy the NCR venue management solution at Adelaide sports ground Adelaide Oval, "as part of the major redevelopment currently underway," according to the FORT MILL TIMES. At "the heart of the solution is NCR Venue Manager," a point-of-sale and reporting system that has been "deployed in more than 200 stadiums and arenas globally." Adelaide Oval will undergo a A$535M ($488M) redevelopment in October, with "a vast range of bars, restaurants, dining rooms, corporate boxes and concession stands to cater for capacity crowds up to 50,000 fans" (FORT MILL TIMES, 7/8).