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Amazon Names Seattle Stadium “Climate Pledge Arena”

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Amazon has secured the naming rights to Seattle’s new downtown arena that will house the city’s NHL team and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, according to a release from NHL Seattle.  The stadium, however, will not feature the company’s......
BBC USA

Manchester City v Liverpool to be played at Etihad Stadium

BBC
Mohamed Salah scored in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City when the sides last met in the Premier League in November Manchester City have been given permission to host their Premier League match with Liverpool on Thursday, 2 July at Etihad Stadium. The game between the league’s top two sides......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Cincinnati Removes Marge Schott’s Name From Stadium

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott’s name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school’s board of trustees unanimously approved the move......
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Bearcats to remove Schott’s name from stadium

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The University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott’s name from its baseball stadium, citing the late Cincinnati Reds owner’s “record of racism and bigotry.” The university’s board of trustees on Monday unanimously voted to remove Schott’s name from the stadium and another area of the university’s archives library. The decision......
BBC World

Burnley ‘strongly condemns’ banner flown above Etihad Stadium before Man City game

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Burnley says it “strongly condemns” those behind a banner reading ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ being towed by an aircraft over Etihad Stadium prior to Monday’s match against Manchester City. The aircraft circled over the stadium shortly after Burnley and City players and staff took a knee in support of the......
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Plane Flies ‘White Lives Matter’ Banner Over Etihad Stadium

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West A plane was seen pulling a banner that read “White Lives Matter–Burnley” when it flew over Etihad Stadium before the start of the club’s match against Manchester City on Monday. The aircraft was seen minutes after players and......
USA Today - NFL

Washington retiring Bobby Mitchell’s number, renaming stadium level for him after dropping ex-owner’s name

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY CLOSE What I’m Hearing: USA TODAY Sports’ Jarrett Bell explains why Colin Kaepernick deserves a chance to play in the NFL again. USA TODAY For the second time in franchise history, the Washington Redskins are retiring a......
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Memorial of former Redskins owner George Preston Marshall removed from RFK Stadium

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY George Preston Marshall was the last NFL owner to integrate his team’s roster and did so only after the federal government applied pressure.         Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......
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George Preston Marshall Statue Removed From RFK Stadium

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman A marble monument for George Preston Marshall, the founder of the Washington football team who was against integrating the team, was removed from outside RFK Stadium on Friday morning, Events DC announced in a statement Friday. Images taken......
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ENSPIRE winner Maryam Shojaei on her fight to get Iranian women back in the soccer stadium

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Growing up, Maryam Shojaei‘s mother told her daughter stories of attending soccer matches in Iran. Before 1979, everybody — man or woman — was allowed inside the stadium. That changed when the conservative government imposed an unwritten rule to exclude women from attending men’s soccer matches because of “profane language”......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

43,000 Fans Pack Stadium for Rugby’s Return in New Zealand

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Remember when we could do this?  People in New Zealand did something this weekend that’s a distant memory for Americans. They filled a stadium nearly to its capacity for a sporting event.  New Zealand says it has successfully beaten the coronavirus. No one has tested positive for the virus since......
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Qatar World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTczMjAxNDE1MjczOTgxMDk2/al-bayt-stadium-qatar.jpg Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Migrant workers building a World Cup stadium in Qatar have been struggling to secure pay they are owed, a human rights group and the Qatari government said Wednesday, highlighting ongoing labor issues in the country. Amnesty International said around 100 workers on the Al......
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University of Cincinnati Players Want Racist Ex-Reds Owner’s Name Off Stadium

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It’s about time Former Reds owner Marge Schott is one of the most virulent racists in baseball history—and that’s a tough competition.  The four-word headline on a 1996 Associated Press article really says it all: “Schott Praises Hitler Again.” Again.  The “Controversies” section of her Wikipedia page is over 1,000......
ESPN

Iron worker dies after fall from SoFi Stadium roof

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3:52 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball A worker at the SoFi Stadium construction site in Inglewood, California, died at the scene after falling from the roof Friday, a......
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SoFi Stadium Worker Dies After Fall From Roof

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An ironworker died Friday morning after falling from the roof of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif, according to multiple reports. According to the Los Angeles Times, the ironworker fell at least 60 feet while working on the roof in the southeast corner of the stadium.  All construction has been temporarily......
Cleveland Scene

Update: The Stadium Tour Featuring Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe Has Been Postponed to 2021

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Scott Sandberg Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Update: Earlier today, Mötley Crüe announced that its highly anticipated summer tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts would be postponed until 2021. With COVID-19 killing off the summer’s concert season, the jaunt featuring a reunited Mötley Crüe was one of the last still......
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Chris Jericho Talks Feud With Mike Tyson, AEW and Stadium Stampede

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyOTIxMDA5NDc1NjkyMDY0/chris-jericho-aew.jpg Justin Barrasso Once again, Chris Jericho is trending. What’s old is new again in AEW, as Jericho had a must-see altercation with Mike Tyson this past Wednesday on Dynamite. The story is rich in pro wrestling, as Jericho demands an apology from an incident that occurred between them nine......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

LAFC, Banc of California End Stadium Rights Deal Early

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC will seek a new name for its 2-year-old Banc of California Stadium after the Major League Soccer club and the bank restructured their partnership. LAFC announced Tuesday that Banc of California will eventually give up its naming rights to the still-new stadium just......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Blue Wahoos List Stadium for Airbnb Rentals

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West For fans looking to live like a baseball player for a day, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos can make that dream come true. The Blue Wahoos, a Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, listed their stadium in Pensacola, Fla.,......

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