Event Notes: Race Of Champions To Take Place On Barbados In December
This year's Race of Champions "will take place on the Carribean island of Barbados." The event, which last took place in '12, "is scheduled for Dec. 13-14." The Bushy Park Racing Circuit "will host the race" (SID, 9/2). ... Indian Super League side Atletico de Kolkata will take on Mumbai City FC in the opening game of the ISL's first season at the "historic Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata" on Oct. 12. All games will be played at 7pm, including the semifinals and finals (INDIAN TELEVISION, 9/3). ... The "Flat turf course at Newcastle received a stay of execution when the British Horseracing Authority refused to grant an exemption to its rules" which would allow Arena Racing Company to run floodlit winter fixtures at the track. The end of Flat racing on turf at the track "may not be postponed indefinitely, however," as ARC responded to the news by describing it as an "unwelcome delay" and restating its determination "to ensure Newcastle's all-weather track will host fixtures as part of the 2016 fixture list" (London GUARDIAN, 9/2). ... CTS Eventim said that it has been appointed the ticketing provider for the Rio 2016 Olympics. CTS announced that a total of 9 million tickets are expected to be issued (REUTERS, 9/2).