Goal-Line Technology Ready for World Cup Debut
The installation of goal-line technology at each of the 12 venues to be used for this year’s World Cup is underway.
GoalControl systems are being installed and tested at each of the 12 Brazilian facilities. This is the first time the technology will be in use during the world’s largest tournament.
See FIFA.com footage of the installation at the stadia in Salvador and Fortaleza and the testing at Maracana Stadium by clicking below.
Manchester City Announce Expansion Firm
Engineering firm Laing O’Rourke will handle the expansion of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
Approval for the project was given in February.
The Premier League team hopes to expand their stadium from 47,670 to 62,170 seats over two phases. The first expansion is expected to take place on the South Stand and be done by the 2015-16 season.
After the first expansion, Etihad Stadium will have a capacity of 54,000. Work on the North Stand will begin to complete the expansion.
Manchester City commercial director Tom Glick said the expansion is “a hugely significant moment for City.”
The club said the expansion will accommodate increased demand for season ticket sales, and according to Glick the “waiting list for the expanded Etihad is already close to capacity.”
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