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Article
24 May 2018

The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke has written a letter to FA Council members about the potential sale of Wembley Stadium and provided a Q&A to answer some of the questions raised about Shahid Khan's offer to buy the venue. The association granted SportBusiness International permission to publish the Q&A here.

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Article
1 Jul 2015

FIFA Fan Fests were a natural development of the large-scale public viewings that were staged by some of host cities during the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. Although FIFA had no official involvement in these events, their high interest and popularity encouraged world football’s governing body to hold the first official Fan Fests at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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Article
1 Jul 2015

With fan festivals attracting huge populations of the host city, the top priority for rights-holders is safety. Helmut Spahn, director general of ICSS (the International Centre for Sport Security), tells Elisha Chauhan how difficult it is for event organisers to address concerns in this area.

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Article
1 Jul 2015

Penalty shoot-outs, replica pit-lane tyre changes and after-party medal ceremonies are just a few of the innovative ways companies are reaching out to fans around major sports events.

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Article
1 Dec 2014

FIFA seems to be edging towards a winter date for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, investment in stadium-cooling technology continues in the country regardless. Andy Fry looks at the concepts behind the systems.

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