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Category: Sports Law

Sports Law

Naming Rights to Sports Stadiums: the key legal issues

Match Day ticket sales increasingly constitute a smaller part of a sports club’s income. Attracting commercial income is now a key priority. As such clubs are looking to sell naming rights to the very ground they use as a key income generation tool. Set out below is a note explaining what is likely to be…

Footballer died of industrial disease

Footballer died of industrial disease

Jeff Astle, the former West Bromwich Albion footballer died 12 years ago and his widow Laraine is still waiting for answers from the FA. An inquest ruled that the footballer had an industrial disease, although may be better discribed as an occupational disease. Heading heavy leather balls over a number of years contributed to the…