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  • Australian rugby champions sell premises to Penn

    20 April 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Rugby

    The Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, the Australian rugby league club, will sell its Brookvale club premises to Penn Sport for US$5.3 million. Penn Sport holds a number of shares in the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, the club’s National Rugby League side, which won the NRL Premiership last year. Bob Reilly, the club… [Read more]

  • Rebel Sport infiltrates ANZ Stadium

    19 April 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Miscellaneous Contract

    ANZ Stadium in Sydney has revealed Rebel Sport, Australia’s largest sporting goods retailer, as its official merchandising agent.The deal, thought to be worth up to US$1.5 million in profit sharing to the retailer, sees Rebel Sport become the stadium’s eighth corporate partner for this year. Rebel will be granted some… [Read more]

  • Another US$15 million added to London Olympic budget

    13 April 2009 | NewsOlympics, Infrastructure Contract

    The latest infrastructure investment in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics will see, among other things, the installation of a new 50 metre bridge at the Eton College Rowing Centre.As well as the bridge, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has had to allocate funds to construct… [Read more]

  • Gazprom splashes billions on Russia’s Olympic dream

    7 April 2009 | NewsOlympics, Infrastructure

    Russian energy giant Gazprom will invest US$2 billion in the construction of facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.The amount is staggering even by Olympic standards. A Tier One Olympic sponsorship, such as that signed by telecommunications giants Megafon and Rostelecom earlier in the year and financial company… [Read more]

  • English soccer side to build US$20m new home

    5 April 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Soccer

    English soccer club Chesterfield will have a new home after securing the funding for a US$20 million stadium. The League Two club will leave the 8,500-capacity Saltergate for a new 10,000-capacity venue at Whittington Moor.Key to the deal has been the acquisition of more than US$5 million as a lump… [Read more]

  • Olympic ambitions draw government cash for Games

    26 March 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Athletics

    The government of Kazakhstan will invest US$726 million to build the infrastructure for the 7th Winter Asian Games, to be held in the country in 2011. The Games, which will be held in both the southern city of Almaty and the capital Astana, are a precursor to Astana’s plans to… [Read more]

  • US$634 million deal a homerun for Miami

    24 March 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Baseball Contract

    Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Florida Marlins will join the ranks of teams with a baseball-only stadium after agreeing terms with local authorities on the building of a US$634 million ballpark. Local authorities have agreed to pay ‘a majority of construction costs’ for the 37,000-seat stadium, which will feature… [Read more]

  • France to build new Formula One track

    15 March 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Motorsport

    Plans have finally been announced for a new Formula One track in France, to be built in the Seine valley to the west of Paris. The French firm Wilmotte et Associes and British company Apex, which designed the Dubai Autodrome, will build the course at a cost of US$142 million.… [Read more]

  • Old Trafford set for major redevelopment

    12 March 2009 | NewsInfrastructure, Cricket

    England’s Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has invested US$3.65 million to upgrade Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground. The county plans for the stadium, a five-minute walk from Manchester United’s Old Tarfford soccer stadium, to regain its place on the International Test Match circuit in time for the England… [Read more]

  • London Olympic budget slaloms further out of control

    11 March 2009 | NewsOlympics, Infrastructure Contract

    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the London 2012 Olympic Games has finally awarded the construction contract for the competition’s White Water Canoe Centre, which will cost almost double the original estimate. More than US$41 million will be invested in the venue, a short distance outside London in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.… [Read more]