Facility Notes: Company Responsible For Clipsal 500's Grandstand Could Face Liquidation
The company responsible for building the grandstand at Adelaide's Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars track is "facing liquidation at a Supreme Court hearing early next month for not paying its debts, just weeks before construction of the controversial temporary structure is meant to start." A recruitment company has "lodged a claim against Australian Staging and Rigging," saying it owes more than A$100,000 ($94,000). Clipsal 500 CEO Mark Warren "refused a request for an interview on the subject" (THE ADVERTISER, 11/20). ... Southland, New Zealand "will likely host a netball test in its new-built stadium next year, but the details are yet to be announced." Information "around the allocation of test matches" has not been released (FAIRFAX NZ NEWS, 11/20). ... Work to "dismantle the first of the 14 iconic triangular floodlights on top of London's Olympic Stadium began on Wednesday" as its "transformation into the home of Premier League club West Ham United" continued. The "500 tonne lighting towers, a defining symbol" of the 2012 Olympics and an addition to the east London landscape, will be "taken down and replaced with similar-looking lights" underneath a new 45,000 square-meter roof (REUTERS, 11/20). ... The Guam FA will implement the first-ever FIFA Income Generation Project: the installation of solar panels at the GFA headquarters and technical center that will enable its authorities to save up to 95% of its standard energy consumption and increase its investment in football-specific activities (FIFA).