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Marseille to host 2020 European club finals

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced that Marseille has won the bid to host the 2020 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals. 

 

The bid was conducted in conjunction with sports marketing agency The Sport Consultancy and supported by AREMA, Ville de Marseille, Region Sud and Olympique de Marseille.  

The finals will take place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of May 2020 and will take place at the Stade de Marseille.

Fan records broken at Edgbaston

The 2018 Vitality Blast Finals Day was the most successful on record, according to analysis released by Two Circles, which is working with the Edgbaston venue.

Tickets for the day sold out before the Vitality Blast tournament began, marking the earliest sell-out date in the competition’s 15-year history, with a third of available tickets already snapped up for next year’s event.

The 2018 Finals Day, won by the Worcestershire Rapids this month, was the 10th edition to be hosted at Edgbaston.

ATP launches process to select new Tour Finals host

The ATP has launched a formal bid process to select a host for the Nitto ATP Tour Finals from 2020.

The governing body of men’s professional tennis has appointed Deloitte’s Sport Business Group to manage the process of selecting the future location of the season-ending showcase, which has been held at London’s O2 Arena since 2009.

Interested parties have until November 2nd to submit their bids, with a shortlist set to be revealed in December.

Bloomberg Square Mile Relay expands to Paris

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay has revealed a further stage in its global expansion with the addition of France's capital to the annual series.

A first Paris edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take place on Wednesday, 19th September, organiser Square Mile Sport has announced in collaboration with Bloomberg.

Paris becomes the 11th city worldwide - and the second in Europe - to take part in the worldwide corporate race series, which attracted more than 7,700 runners in 2017.

Regular season game for NBA London '19

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) have announced that the NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at The O2 on Thursday 17th January.

Forming part of next season's NBA Global Games series, the clash will be the ninth regular-season NBA game to be played at London's O2 Arena.

The Knicks last played in the UK in 2015 while the Wizards will make their London debut.

Mongoose appointed for Wasps partner drive

Mongoose Sport & Entertainment has been appointed to find a new naming rights partner to Wasps’ multi-purpose stadium and complex.

The London-based sports marketing agency will help the Premiership Rugby club identify a new partner for the RICOH Arena, which they relocated to in 2014.

Mongoose will also be driving the search for new partners for Wasps, as well as current Vitality Super League champions, Wasps Netball.

UAE next to host new T20 league

The Emirates Cricket Board, governing body for the sport in the UAE, has revealed plans to become the next organisation to form its own Twenty20 league.

The league, which it claims will be the ‘most innovative and inclusive in the world’, has been granted a 10-year sanctioning agreement by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

According to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), the league will be formally unveiled later this month.

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