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Volume 6 No. 197


National Rugby League side New Zealand Warriors "are set to play three NRL matches at Eden Park" in '14, according to Michael Burgess of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. It represents a 300% increase on previous seasons and "signals the first step in an impending permanent move to the venue." No dates or opponents "have been finalised, with the NRL draw for 2014 yet to be made, but it is likely that the first match of the season will be played at Eden Park, if the Warriors are scheduled a home game in round one." The other two proposed Eden Park matches "would be spread across the year." The extra games "are unlikely to conflict with the Blues' schedule, as most of the Super 15 games played at the park are on Friday or Saturday nights, while the majority of Warriors matches fall on a Sunday" (NZ HERALD, 8/25).

The construction of Kharkiv Arena is going to be one of the major objects of sports infrastructure in Ukraine, where EuroBasket 2015 games are going to take place. East European fuel-energy company VETEK GC is a general investor of the construction. The sum of investments into the project will comprise about UAH 350M ($43M). The deadline for construction is Dec. '14. The complex’s versatility makes it possible to hold basketball, handball, volleyball, hockey competitions, and martial arts -- about 100 sports in total. The arena also provides for ice rink availability. Maximum capacity of the complex is 7,086 people (VETEK GC).