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Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur FC has released its latest video chronicling progress on the club’s new London stadium.

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Grounds teams prepare the surface at Wanda Metropolitano, the spectacular new home of Spanish soccer club Atlético de Madrid.

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US$60m upgrade plan for Finneran Pavilion

Villanova University has revealed details of a US$60m upgrade plan for its basketball stadium. The new Finneran Pavilion, according to the institution’s website, places significant emphases “on improving and creating new amenities for all visitors and fans, as well as creating premium seating options. The Finneran Pavilion will feature numerous upgrades to provide a more enjoyable experience for all fans”.

The planned enhancements include: a relocated and revamped main entrance that will serve as a gathering place for fans and the Villanova community throughout the year; a continuous 360° concourse hosting a variety of concessions, merchandise stands and other fan amenities; new seating throughout the arena, allowing for improved comfort. All sideline seats will now have backs, doubling the number of seats with backs; enhanced audiovisual capabilities, including LED video board, lighting and acoustics; a new Hall of Fame exhibit that will celebrate the legacy of Villanova Athletics; The Court One Club – one of the new hospitality areas in the Finneran Pavilion – featuring the actual court from the 2016 National Championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas; premium courtside seating options with access to select clubs and amenities; and upgraded wi-fi technology throughout the building.


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