The kitchen overlooks the dining space and out to sea. A vista you have to ‘sea’ to believe. The wraparound terrace faces east.The subpenthouse of Soul in Surfers Paradise features dazzling views, which is no surprise given it is on the 64th floor of a supertower that hits 246m at its spire, a height second only to Q1.“It’s certainly up there,” said Jordan Williams, managing director of Kollosche Prestige Agents. You wouldn’t want to be scared of heights.It had been holiday let for the past 18 months, with current booking data showing the subpenthouse could be reserved for about $12,000 a week. Occupants can live a “life of perpetual luxury” in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom sky-home residence. What the bathroom lacks in views, it makes up for in luxury.The 409sq m apartment shares the 64th floor with another subpenthouse, also on the market.That three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 323sq m residence has been listed for sale for $5.95 million for reportedly over a year. Jordan Williams of Kollosche Prestige Agents in one of the “highest” sub-penthouses for sale at Surfers Paradise. Picture Mike BatterhamTOWERING over other tall buildings, so far up sunbakers are reduced to minuscule scale, lines of surf appear to roll in slow motion and the city buzz is muted by whistling wind. One of the Gold Coast’s loftiest apartments has just hit the market with a sky-high price tag of almost $5 million. A birds-eye view of the Glitter Strip.The northeast facing property had been listed “softly’’ on the market just before Christmas to coincide with the pre-Commonwealth Games buzz.“We believe it will sell in the first quarter of next year based on forecasts,” Mr Williams said. Sleep above the city.Views from the city to the Pacific Ocean are visible from almost every room, while an expansive wraparound terrace with glass panels offers a dizzying vantage point. The master suite features a panoramic vista of the Hinterland, city and ocean. Marble accents in the master ensuite complement newly revamped limestone flooring in the main spaces and Caesarstone benches in the galley-style kitchen. The ‘sky-home’ features open plan living.Such properties do not often hit the market and the sale was a regrettable and tragic one, he said. The owner, a Malaysian businesswoman, had not returned to the luxury apartment since the death of her husband.“The couple bought the property in 2012 post-GFC as a holiday home,” Mr Williams said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoImagine waking up to this! Panoramic views from the master suite.They had paid $6 million for it — a price that has been slashed to $4.95 million.“She’s very motivated, she understands the apartment market hasn’t bounced back as well as houses after the GFC,” Mr Williams said. “It’s a very regrettable sale but she feels she can put the money to better use, reinvesting back into the local market in commercial.”
There is no decision yet on how to allocate the CONCACAF Champions League slot that typically goes to the tournament champion.___Kansas State will allow 25% capacity at its football stadium for games this season after getting approval Monday from the county commission. That means a maximum crowd of just under 15,000 fans.The Big 12 Conference is allowing schools to set their own attendance policies based on local jurisdictions.The Riley County Commission reviewed the rest of Kansas State’s return-to-play protocols, too. Fans will be required to wear face coverings where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Tailgating will not be permitted in parking lots controlled by the school. There will be no reentry. There also will be hand sanitizing stations and other protective measures. Soccer’s U.S. Open Cup has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The 2020 tournament was suspended in early March shortly before it was supposed to kick off. The final was to be held on either Sept. 22 or 23.Officially called the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it is the longest-running soccer tournament in the United States and gives amateur teams a chance to take on the pros, setting up the chance for an intriguing Cinderella team to advance far into the tournament. The winner earns a spot in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football’s Champions League.The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday that the Open Cup couldn’t be staged this year because the pandemic affected teams’ ability to travel, limited or eliminated fans at games, and necessitated strict testing protocols.The teams that were invited to participate this year will be invited next year instead. “We are absolutely committed to 2021, to the future of our league and the pursuit of our vision of a bigger, stronger, more global CFL.”Unlike other major leagues in North America, the CFL does not have the luxury of a billion-dollar television contract. While its deal with TSN has become more lucrative over the years, the CFL remains a gate-driven league — a major problem when fans aren’t allowed in the stands.___Mississippi starting center Eli Johnson says he won’t play football this season.Johnson announced on Twitter that he’ll sit out the season and focus on completing his master’s degree in criminal justice in December. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. Associated Press August 17, 2020 The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September.The Falcons will play at least two home games without fans — against Seattle on Sept. 13 and against Chicago on Sept. 27.“The health and safety of our fans is our top priority,” said Steve Cannon, CEO of the Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s sports and entertainment group. Cannon said the decision was made “after thoughtful consideration and collaboration.”Atlanta United previously announced there would be no fans for three games: Aug. 22 against Nashville SC, Aug. 29 against Orlando City SC and Sept. 2 against Inter Miami CF.___ One plus for fans: With the elimination of tailgating and reentry, the school will allow beer and wine to be purchased in general seating sections for the first time. Alcohol sales had been limited to luxury suites.___The CFL has canceled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919.The nine-team league announced the move Monday, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The decision comes after the CFL couldn’t solve a number of issues in an effort to try to salvage a season.“Our league governors decided today it is in the best long-term interests of the CFL to concentrate on the future,” Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in a statement. The Southeastern Conference allows players to opt out of the season because of COVID-19 and remain on scholarship.Johnson started all 12 games last season, allowing only one sack. His father, David, was hospitalized this summer because of the virus.“I will be forever grateful for my time here at Ole Miss,” Johnson wrote Sunday night on Twitter. “God bless and Hotty Toddy.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: No fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium through Sept.