Friday, May 14, 2010

Stadium Maintenance A New Budgetary Headache For Host Cities

Maintaining World Cup stadia could cost host cities between 10 million Rand and 70 million Rand (~$1.3 million USD - $9.2 million USD) per year, leaving some cities scrambling to find ways to afford the costs.

Host cities are toying with ideas to make sure ratepayers do not end up forking out a fortune to cover these costs.

The new Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane would need between R10 million and R70 million for maintenance a year, said the city's 2010 director, Ndahve Ramakuela.

He said they would appoint a private company to manage the stadium.

Maintenance of 2010 stadiums to be costly
Independent Online
May 12, 2010