Facility Notes: NRL Club Title Sponsor Owes More Than $235K In Stadium Rent
Australian bank St. George, which holds a 50% stake in National Rugby League club St. George Illawara Dragons, owes Kogarah Council more than A$250,000 ($235,000) "in rent for the use of their Sydney home ground." St. George District Football Club "has an outstanding debt" of about A$270,000 to the council and "is about 18 months behind in full repayments for the leasing of WIN Jubilee Oval plus insurance, and utilities fees for the venue" (BRISBANE TIMES, 9/21). ... Bulgaria's Sofia stadium debate "has taken another twist with President & Owner of Slavia Sofia Ventsislav Stefanov announcing that he is in negotiation" with the PFC Ludogorets Razgrad Owner Kiril Domuschiev "to build a new joint stadium in Sofia." PFC Ludogorets has "won the Bulgarian champions for the past two years but play home games at Razgrad -- a small town in north-east of Bulgaria." Slavia "had originally wanted to share the new arena with another metropolitan club CSKA Sofia," but the management of CSKA has refused to move away from its current stadium which is situated at the heart of Sofia (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 9/20).