Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nelspruit Stadium on Track

The Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit is set to complete construction on time, according to local World Cup officials.

Mbombela's world cup stadium and future sports and entertainment venue will be complete on August 31. This was the categorical assurance given by Mr Desmond Golding, deputy director general for the 2010 integrated office.

He stated that the township development plan was progressing, the surrounding roads system was on schedule and a disaster management centre would be ready by December.

...He pointed out the long-term benefits of hosting the tournament to the country as a whole, explaining that visitors would boost domestic spending. In Germany in 2006, this was equivalent to one per cent contribution to its economy. In South Korea after the 2002 event, the growth rate more than doubled from four per cent to 8,8 per cent and it is still recognised as one of the best global economies.

The local stadium is still on track
The Lowvelder
April 16, 2009