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Lancashire County stadium makeover gets nod

Lancashire County Cricket Club update Jan 2020

The next phase of revamp at Old Trafford Cricket Ground has been green lighted by Trafford Council. This was revealed by Lancashire County Cricket Club at a planning meeting held at Trafford Town Hall at Greater Manchester in United Kingdom recently. However, one councilor has voted against the plans. Coun Daniel Jerome (Green), who represents Altrincham (a town in Trafford), was concerned that part of the site had originally been allocated for housing in previous area plans; housing which he said “this borough needs”. Despite his reservations, Coun Jerome did accept the fact that the plans for the stadium were “exciting and positive”. A new stand which can fit in 4,850 supporters in lieu of the Red Rose Suite, and is set to boast a pitch-view suite, enhanced Member facilities, a heritage center, ticket office and retail shop which will face dir...» Read more

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NEC Nijmegen plans to be back in the reckoning

Nijmegen NEC stadium plans

The Dutch football club NEC Nijmegen in the Netherlands wants to be at the top of the heap. But, the key to it is redevelopment of their home arena – Stadion de Goffert. The club has an ambitious... » Read more

Brookfield Property infuse $5M in Allied Esports

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The global esports entertainment venture – Allied Esports Entertainment – has declared that the global commercial real estate company Brookfield Property Partners (both entities are in US) will... » Read more

The Netherlands biggest arena to get even bigger!

Johan Cruijff ArenA - January 2020 update

The home stadium of the Dutch professional football club AFC Ajax based at Amsterdam in the Netherlands – Johan Cruijff ArenA – is all set to get even bigger. The 54,990 capacity stadium will get... » Read more

Miami Heat-Bucks to cash in on data compilation

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The American professional basketball team based in Miami – Miami Heat – is collecting a lot of data. “They say that ‘data is the new oil’ because it’s the world’s most valuable... » Read more

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Rio Olympic Games venues to be closed over safety quotient

Brazil Rio Olympic Venues

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games venues in Brazil will be closed to the public over safety issues. A directive in this regard was given by a Brazilian court recently. The Rio Games – the first to be... » Read more

Arena Birmingham name change raises eyebrows

Arena Birmingham

Arena Birmingham (an indoor arena and sporting venue in Birmingham, United Kingdom) is set to be renamed Utilita Arena Birmingham as part of a naming-rights deal with UK energy supplier of the same... » Read more

Vivint Smart Home Arena joins bandwagon of cashless venues

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The Vivint Smart Home Arena – an indoor facility located in Salt Lake City, Utah in US – has transformed to a fully cash-free model from January 18 following a successful pilot last year. The... » Read more

Gerry Weber Stadion now OWL Arena

OWL Arena

Gerry Weber Stadion at Halle in Germany will now on be known as the OWL Arena. The stadium is home of Germany’s Halle Open tennis event – one of the few grass court tennis tournaments around.... » Read more

Redecoration on for Germany’s Red Bull Arena

Leipzig Red Bull Arena

The Red Bull Arena – a football facility located in Leipzig, Germany – is being overhauled. However, discussions centering on the stadium surroundings will continue for a while. In the future,... » Read more

(Storm) brews over Sturm Graz, GAK arena in Austria

Sturm Graz

A lot of debate is going on over the ground of the Austrian association football club SK Sturm Graz based at Graz, Styria in Austria – Merkur Arena. Sturm and GAK (the Austrian sports club based in... » Read more

AZ Alkmaar ready to pick up gauntlet on roof repair

AZ Alkmaar stadium Jan 2020

The Dutch professional football club AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands has disclosed that its arena AFAS Stadion will remain sans a full roof for the rest of the 2019-20 seasons. It also revealed... » Read more

Atlanta Braves’ residence renamed Truist Park

Atlanta Braves naming rights Truist Park

The home ballpark of the American professional baseball team Atlanta Braves – Sun Trust Park – has got a new moniker – Truist Park. In December last year, a merger between ballpark... » Read more

Cardinal Stadium all set to boost fan experience

University of Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium

The University of Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium in US will see the introduction of a new fan zone at the start of the 2020 American football season. It will be a part of numerous upgrades planned... » Read more

Facelift for Pompeys’ Fratton Park facility

Portsmouth Fratton Park

Fratton Park – the football ground which is the original home of Portsmouth Football Club in the English city of Portsmouth in United Kingdom – will be overhauled. The Hampshire-based English... » Read more

Usmanov’s bailout for Everton as fiscal alarm bells ring

Everton FC update Jan 2020 naming rights

As the English professional football club based in Liverpool, England – Everton FC – has plummeted into £111.8 million loss for the last fiscal year – Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has... » Read more

Jakarta BMW stadium gets a head start amid land wrangle

Indonesia Jakarta International Stadium

The Jakarta administration has gone ahead with the construction of the Jakarta International Stadium at Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, in Indonesia. The whole development is, however, mired in land... » Read more





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