Thursday, July 15, 2010

Justifying the Costs of Stadium Construction

This blog post from The Christian Science Monitor looks at stadium construction across the world and how officials are justifying their major capital costs.

In South Africa, the circus has left town. Actually, it’s been nearly three weeks since a game was played in Nelspruit or Polokwane, nothern cities where there is “no rugby or soccer team within hundreds of km.” The next game may be a long way off. That there may not earn enough future revenue to pay for maintenance doesn’t seem to worry those in the spotlight. Says archbishop Tutu: “With all the negative things that are taking place in Africa, this is a superb moment for us. If we are going to have white elephants, so be it.”

Update: global stadium construction
The Christian Science Monitor
July 13, 2010