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Wrigley Field renovation time-lapse

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The Chicago Cubs’ iconic stadium is in the process of an US$750m upgrade and this video shows the progress of the latest phase since October 2017, where club and field box sections have been overhauled.

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Headingly Stadium redevelopment time-lapse

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As the £40m (US$56m) upgrade to the home of rugby league side Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club progresses, watch the rebuilding of the venue’s South Stand and construction of a new main stand, set to be completed by 2019.

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University of Florida reveal facility upgrades masterplan

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Gators’ athletics director Scott Stricklin talks through revised plans to upgrade on-campus facilities including a new baseball stadium as part of the US$130m project.

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Once known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', the stadium below introduced a world first for sports stadia architecture and kick-started a revolution in design back in 1965. Can you name it?
 


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Stamford Bridge redevelopment back on track after neighbor dispute

English Premier League soccer club Chelsea FC’s £1bn (US$1.4bn) plans to redevelop its Stamford Bridge stadium are now back on track after a dispute with a neighbor, who presented a legal barricade, was settled out of court.

Around 50 properties surrounding the site of Chelsea’s west London stadium agreed to compensation in advance of the new 60,000-seat venue, however, as reported by The Telegraph, retired banker Nicholas Crosthwaite took out a High Court injunction to prevent work starting on the build on the grounds that it would impact the amount of sunlight on his family home.

The dispute has been on-going since May 2017, putting Chelsea’s chances of being ready for the 2023-24 season in jeopardy. However, in January after the council purchased the air rights that separate the stadium from Crosthwaite’s home, which the family eventually decided not to fight, it led to the settlement for an undisclosed sum.

“Chelsea FC have reached an agreement to settle the ongoing legal proceedings in relation to rights to light. The details of the agreement are confidential,” said a Chelsea FC spokesperson as reported in the Telegraph story.

March 21, 2018

Written by James Billington


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