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Old November 5th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #801
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Nothing againt America but I hope Australia gets it!!!.
All we need are more stadiums, better infrastructure, and a continental shift towards Asia.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #802
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All we need are more stadiums, better infrastructure, and a continental shift towards Asia.
I actually support an Australian bid, basically everything that we've said here about a pro-US bid. It holds true for Australia, the infrastructure is already in place and organization would be top notch and the stands would be full.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #803
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I actually support an Australian bid, basically everything that we've said here about a pro-US bid. It holds true for Australia, the infrastructure is already in place and organization would be top notch and the stands would be full.
Difference is that the USA already has all it's stadiums, and a bunch to spare, and numerous cities can justify building new stadiums... Whereas Australia, alas, only has 4 useable stadiums in place, and only 2 other cities which could really support a large enough stadium.

Hopefully the powers that be can put a great bid together and give FIFA something to think about.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #804
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Which gives us an idea why this game can only be played in a country populated by 300 millions...
A similar game is also played in Canada, which has 1/10th the population of the USA.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #805
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Which gives us an idea why this game can only be played in a country populated by 300 millions...
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #806
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http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns
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Old November 13th, 2008, 05:34 AM   #807
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yup, read the article. Nice theory, but we shall see.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #808
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I actually support an Australian bid, basically everything that we've said here about a pro-US bid. It holds true for Australia, the infrastructure is already in place and organization would be top notch and the stands would be full.
The infrastructure is not "already in place" in australia.

The USA could hold the World Cup tomorrow and would have 12 60,00+ stadiums. Australia can't say the same thing.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #809
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When he said infrastructure I don't think he was including stadiums given that was also signaled out apart from infrastructure in the original quote. Australia does likely have the hotels, service and hospitality industries, and quality transit infrastructure to cope.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #810
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Difference is that the USA already has all it's stadiums, and a bunch to spare, and numerous cities can justify building new stadiums... Whereas Australia, alas, only has 4 useable stadiums in place, and only 2 other cities which could really support a large enough stadium.
Hopefully the powers that be can put a great bid together and give FIFA something to think about.
How about a joint bid: OZ with New Zealand.
(consider NZ like a state of Australia and Auckland is much closer to Sydney than Perth is!)
Auckland has nearly 1.5 million people and will have a re-vamped 60,000 stadium by 2011 .
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Old November 13th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #811
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after the second word in the title i stopped reading that
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #812
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The United States plans to submit simultaneous bids to soccer's governing body for the right to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday that USSF president Sunil Gulati will hold a telephone conference call on Monday to announce the group's intentions to bid for the tournament in both years. The U.S. staged the World Cup in 1994, the highest-attended World Cup ever.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #813
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How about a joint bid: OZ with New Zealand.
(consider NZ like a state of Australia and Auckland is much closer to Sydney than Perth is!)
Auckland has nearly 1.5 million people and will have a re-vamped 60,000 stadium by 2011 .
So if Australia would have 6 stadiums then New Zealand would need to have 4, Auckland & Wellington might have them for sure but other cities?
But its clearly too late for this i guess.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:30 AM   #814
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nz could offer three host cities. but australia should bid on its own
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:51 AM   #815
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Blatter said today that they will not consider joint bids.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:37 PM   #816
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The U.S. Soccer Federation has named David Downs, a former president of Univision Sports, as executive director of the USA World Cup bid committee. USSF President Sunil Gulati will serve as chair of the Bid Committee, with U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn, MLS commissioner Don Garber and Phil Murphy, the former National Finance chair of the Democratic National Committee serving as the initial members of the committee.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 04:34 AM   #817
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Why the US will host in 2018 or 2022 (likely 2022). $$$$$$$$$. Right or wrong, money usually plays the biggest factor in FIFA's decisions and SoccerNet.com's Steve Davis explains the riches awaiting FIFA in the US.

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At some point, this bid process is all about the facilities. (Well, really, it's about money. Because finances are inextricably linked to facility size, by extension, these bids are about physical structures.) The United States enjoys a stadium situation unrivaled in the rest of the world, thanks mostly to the country's love of American football and need to stack the racks with money-waving fans.

More seats mean more money for FIFA. It's that simple.

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Consider this: A World Cup today could be scattered quite easily around a roster of fabulous stadiums that didn't even exist when the United States hosted World Cup 1994.

Let that sink in. That's how deep the selection of stadiums is here.

And, of course, venerable facilities such as the Rose Bowl, which hosted the 1994 final, remain in play. That one also holds 100,000-plus fans.

The 1994 World Cup smashed previous records for attendance; the 52-game tournament averaged 68,991 fans, a mark that still stands. The next one here will easily surpass that record.

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There's also a matter of sponsorship. Here, too, FIFA has reason to purr over prospects of a second World Cup in the United States.

"From a sponsorship perspective, the two countries that advertisers currently covet most are the United States and China, and this will probably continue to be the case in 2018 and beyond," said John Alper, vice president of Premier Partnerships, a national sales and marketing firm specializing in revenue generation for facilities, events and properties. "Obviously, FIFA considers a variety of factors for this decision. However, from a sponsorship perspective, having the USA as the host nation is definitely a plus."

And by "definitely a plus," he means more cash for the FIFA kitty. Ka-ching!

The 1994 World Cup was a rousing success, at least in terms of attendance and revenue. And soccer's profile has risen substantially in the United States in the 15 years since. That means hosting a World Cup in 2018 or 2022 would be a colossus.

The World Cup in Germany averaged 52,491 spectators per contest. Given the scale of the new facilities available to the U.S.' bid, the average crowd for a World Cup in the United States could climb to 75,000. That's an extra 22,000-plus fans for 64 matches. With an average ticket price of $140 or so (the World Cup in South Africa next year will charge an average of $139, so that is a very conservative estimate), that's an additional $197 million just in ticket revenue.

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One more thing: Facilities in other countries, nice as some are, aren't designed with luxury boxes in mind. Not to the extent U.S. stadiums are, at least. Those opportunities for premium sales generate good money, too. Ka-ching, again.

Money talks. FIFA listens. Another World Cup is headed to the United States in your lifetime, and Feb. 2 is the day it all officially started.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 05:15 AM   #818
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Old February 4th, 2009, 05:47 AM   #819
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The US may well get 2022 (although my feeling is for Australia), but IMO there is no way it will get 2018.

Yes, there may be more money to be made in the States, but you have not taken in to account Europe would have waited 12 years 'between drinks' as you say. And for all the extra revenue which could be raised, fifa will not want to upset the most 'powerful' union uefa.

Pure and simple...
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Old February 4th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #820
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The US may well get 2022 (although my feeling is for Australia), but IMO there is no way it will get 2018.

Yes, there may be more money to be made in the States, but you have not taken in to account Europe would have waited 12 years 'between drinks' as you say. And for all the extra revenue which could be raised, fifa will not want to upset the most 'powerful' union uefa.

Pure and simple...
I agree. I'd put a lot of money on England getting 2018 and USA getting 2022.
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