Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Houston Has High Hopes on Hosting

Planners and officials in Houston are hoping that the U.S. bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup is successful, as it could greatly benefit the city.

“We just got done with a successful 2010 NCAA South Regional,” David Tagliarino of Stadium Management Group-Reliant Park said. “We're hosting the NCAA Final Four in 2011 and we'll be hosting the Final Four again in 2016. We've done the All-Star Games. We've done the Super Bowl, and the World Cup would just be icing on the cake.”

An experienced sales pitch
The Houston Chronicle
May 14, 2010