Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Australia Announces Big Infrastructure Investments for Prospective World Cup Bids

With three new stadia and nine renovations planned, Australia is planning to spend nearly $2.5 billion on infrastructure projects if it is chosen to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

Three new stadiums would be built in Perth, Canberra and Blacktown in Sydney's western suburbs, while nine venues in other cities would be upgraded, the FFA said in a statement.

"The infrastructure investment will leave a legacy to all sporting codes in the nation before and after the FIFA World Cup for generations to come," FFA Chairman Frank Lowy said.

Australia World Cup infrastructure to cost $2.48 billion
Reuters via Sports Illustrated
May 16, 2010