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Volume 6 No. 263
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Franchise Notes: Crystal Palace Pledges To Help Rehouse Families Forced To Move

EPL side Crystal Palace pledged to "help rehouse families whose homes face being bulldozed to make way" for its £100M ($140M) stadium redevelopment. The club plans to increase the capacity at Selhurst Park to 34,000, with a new five-story stand "which will require four council houses to be demolished." It will also "encroach on the front garden of a privately owned house in a cul-de-sac." The project is being designed by KSS, the architect behind the redevelopment of sports venues including Anfield, Twickenham and Wimbledon (London EVENING STANDARD, 1/23).

Eredivisie side Feyenoord will establish a football academy in China "in collaboration with China's Viva China sports agency," the two sides announced Tuesday. Viva China CEO Li Ning said that the company will establish a different football academy development way "compared to traditional boarding" football schools. She said, "Unlike traditional boarding schools, children do not need to leave their homes, schools or social education to receive world-class training" (GLOBAL TIMES, 1/23).