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Despite pleas from some quarters to take more time and consider other sites, Cambridge councillors voted 6-3 in favour of moving ahead with plans to build a sports complex at Conestoga College. Prior to Tuesday night’s vote, councillors had heard concerns that the $53-million sportsplex should be built at a…

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The City Council passed on third reading Tuesday an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign on behalf of the city a memorandum of understanding with officials of the University of the Philippines Mindanao for the establishment of a sports complex at its Mintal campus. UP administrators have reportedly…

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The Atlanta Falcons plan to take out construction loans totaling $850 million to help fund the team’s portion of the cost of building the new retractable-roof stadium downtown, a team official told a state agency Tuesday. Greg Beadles, the Falcons’ executive vice president and chief financial officer, told the Georgia…

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“New York City F. C. is looking at sites all over New York City,” said Risa Heller, a spokeswoman for the team. “We are working with the de Blasio administration to find a world-class site for a soccer-specific stadium.” Columbia had no comment on the talks, said Victoria Benitez, a…

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A five-year contract with Delaware North Sportservice Inc. to take over concessions at Qualcomm Stadium was approved Monday by the San Diego City Council. The agreement includes a $6 million investment to upgrade concession areas, clubs, restaurants and kitchen equipment. City Real Estate Assets Director Cybele Thompson said $1 million…

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The MTSU athletic department started a major renovation to one of its most vital facilities Monday. The university began work on a one-month, $500,000 face lift to its weight room, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. “If you look at any facility that we have…

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James Madison University officials have their sights set on a new convocation center, unveiling plans Monday for an 8,500-seat arena to be used mostly by the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The new convocation center, with a cost of $88 million, also will be the site of public speakers, university…

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A stamp of approval has been granted for major renovation at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's baseball stadium to get underway sometime before next season begins, and plans call for just that to happen, Ragin' Cajuns athletic director Scott Farmer said. The project is part of the second tier…

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Community leaders held a news conference Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction of a long-anticipated $24 million downtown sports complex. The former Ingersoll building, a shuttered Water Street factory on the Rock River, will be converted into multiple hard courts for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading and other  tournaments and…

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The state government will invest Rs 175 crore on new and existing projects for the National Games 2016. The Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) has identified the sites to host 28 sporting disciplines for the National Games and will seek approval of the general body -- which meets under the…