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Pontiac Silverdome finally demolished after failed first attempt

They don’t make them like they used to. It took two attempts for the Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, to bite the dust. Still standing after the first implosion, it was finally demolished by a second blast to the upper section of the stadium, which has stood in Michigan since 1975

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Watch the Qudos Bank Arena transform for supercross

The team at the Qudos Bank Arena – widely known as the Sydney Super Dome – transforms the indoor arena into a supercross track ahead of the Aus-X Open. The venue, which was built as part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games project, is the largest permanent indoor sports arena in Australia.

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USL announces latest official supplier partnership

The United Soccer Leagues has named Act Global as its official synthetic turf supplier. Financial terms of the three-year agreement were not disclosed. As a result of the deal, Act Global will be an official supplier for all related properties, including the United Soccer League.

“We are proud to partner with such an experienced and respected company like Act Global,” said USL president Jake Edwards. “USL clubs are committed to meeting and exceeding all league and federation standards for their stadiums and training complexes. Act Global meets the demands required at all levels by producing and installing the highest quality synthetic surfaces. As a FIFA Preferred Producer, we know Act Global is providing our clubs with the highest standards in terms of quality, performance, and safety.”

“Act Global is excited and honored to be selected by United Soccer Leagues as its Official Synthetic Turf,” added Act Global co-owner John Baize. “We are highly impressed with the USL organization and its focus on the players’ well-being while supporting all of its affiliated clubs through negotiated supplier programs such as this.

“We share the USL’s passion for player safety and performance at all levels of play and are committed to offering this quality to hundreds of teams throughout the USL, DIII, Premier Development League and the Super Y League. United Soccer Leagues is experiencing fantastic growth, and we are excited to be part of its future.”

Over the next five years, the USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new professional clubs at the second and third divisions of professional soccer, creating numerous opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.

October 11, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


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