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  1. Roughly 1 year ago there was talk that New Delhi was planning to build a new athletics stadium for the 2010 commonwealth games. However, there's been no further mention of that since, so they probably won't be building it. India says it wants to bid for the 2020 olympics with New Delhi. If this is the case, then they should not build a new stadium for the 2010 CG's, but instead offer a brand-new athletics stadium to the IOC, as part of their 2020 summer bid.
  2. I don't blame them. After hosting the 2010 World Cup it would be a step down for the country to host a commonwealth games. Cape Town should bid for the 2020 summer olympics.
  3. That's looking at it from a very positive perspective. The danger is that South Africa can't be ruled out that easily, if they bid for the olympics in 2016/20 are they don't win, then they could once again be interested in the CG's. In terms of South Africa being intersted in other events, don't forget the Rugby world cup in 2015, they might be in with a chance for that, if Japan (no longer interested after the 2011 saga) and England (concentrating on a 2018 WC bid) are not interested. The second danger is that New Zealand, rather than being distracted from bidding for the CG's again/ concentrating on other tournaments/ not wanting to splash out too much cash, might actually feel that post- 2011 rugby world cup, their chances of winning a CG bid are much better, due to the improvement in infrastructure, and stadiums that the RWC has brought to the country.
  4. I feel sorry for Adelaide, because in theory Melbourne has pinched 2 events from the city. Firstly, the F1 Grand prix was moved, and then melbourne was picked as Australia's 2006 CG candidate. Of course, with Wellington dropping out Adeliade would have hosted the 2006 CGs, as it would have been the only bid.
  5. Sadly, Adelaide faces huge obstacles in getting the CG. They've wanted them for a long time, but their chances don't look too good for the near future. Firstly, there's the domestic competition, Perth and Canberra, both having more world status than Adelaide. Australia putting forward it's capital city, or no.4 city (perth) would stand better chance of bringing games back to the country. Secondly, even if Adelaide is the Australian candidate in 2022 etc, the international competition will be too strong- -Wellington/ Auckland/ Christchurch (NZ not having hosted since 1990) - Glasgow (Scotland not hosted since 1986, also Manchester less recent than melbourne 2006) - Cardiff (Wales not hosted since 1958) - Cape Town/ Johannesburg/ Durban (S.Africa never hosted, even if Abuja gets 2014, it's difficult to justify a 5th Australian Cg's when S.Africa has never hosted, also these 3 cities have more world status than Adelaide. Even Melbourne wouldn't won 2006, if faced up against a bid from Cape Town) - Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Ottawa- Canada not hosted since 1994, also Hamilton birth place of CG's in 1930, and rejected for 2010. - Singapore- world financial centre, major world status
  6. If the USA is going to bid for 2018 then it's ironic that an American gambling company is offering to pay for the new Birmingham city stadium, and sports complex. The new Bham stadium will give Engand another venue to host the 2018 world cup, therefore boosting the English bid. Could be a bit of an own goal........
  7. Well the latest on this is that the muslim councillors are supporting the plans for the casino and stadium: COUNCILLORS BACK BLUES STADIUM BID Labour's Muslim Councillors in Birmingham met with representatives of Birmingham City Football Club last week to discuss the proposals for a new state-of-the-art multi-sports stadium and sporting village in inner city Birmingham. A wide-ranging discussion was held, covering, amongst other things, issues of local access to the sporting facilities and jobs for the local community, as well as measures to prevent the local community falling victim to gambling. During the discussions, Birmingham City Football Club agreed to provide a community centre for use by local people as part of the overall proposals. This community centre will be used for events such as Asian weddings, and other activities. Cllr Tahir Ali, Nechells ward, and Shadow Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, said: "We had a very productive meeting with Karren Brady, and we are delighted that Birmingham City have now included a community centre within the plans. "We believe that the proposals will bring much needed regeneration to a deprived part of Birmingham, and we have agreed with Birmingham City that many of the 6000 jobs created can be targeted to the local community. "In addition, we are now satisfied that the proposals include realistic safeguards to protect the local, and specifically the Muslim, communities from becoming susceptible to gambling. "Our job now, as elected representatives, is to communicate this vision and explain what these proposals will do for the communities living near to them, and in particular, the Muslim community." He added: "Birmingham Labour Group Muslims are agreed that the City of Birmingham needs world class sports facilities, particularly with the London Olympics taking place in 2012 and the possibility of a bid for the World Cup in 2018. Blues' Managing Director Karren Brady said: "I am delighted that following our meetings and discussions, the Councillors are publicly supporting the proposed development at Wheels Park and that they will now communicate the true benefits the Birmingham Sports Village will bring to the local communities. "A community centre is just one of the facilities that is called for and we are more than happy to ensure that it gets included in the plans." Read the full article at the following link: http://www.blues.premiumtv.co.uk/page....00.html
  8. In think it would be good to have the FINA world smimming championships in the UK, in Birmingham. Manchester is hosting the 2007 short course, so if that goes along smoothly should boost Bham's chances. The chances of Birmingham winning a bid to host the IAAF world championships are quite slim, in all reality after London pulled out from hosting 2005, and anyway Europe has hosted too many world championships. So a Birmingham bid would not succeed against a bid from somewhere like Sydney, Rio De Janiero, Kuala Lumpar, Cape Town etc- new frontiers. Also European capitals like Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels would be preferred Sam X
  9. If the stadium gets built, i think the answer is yes, it probably would host olympic football match(es). At present, Villa Park in Birmingham is down to host olympic football. But Villa park only has a capacity of 43,000. Whereas this new stadium will seat 55,000, also visually it is far more attractive looking compared to Villa Park.
  10. This complex would allow Birmingham to bid for: 1) IAAF World athletics championships 2) FINA World swimming championships 3) Commonwealth games 4) Host FIFA world cup matches (if the football world cup is held in England in 2018/22).
  11. Super sports stadium unveiled Birmingham City Football Club has released plans for a major new sports and entertainment complex that they claim would draw tens of thousands of tourists to the city every year. Birmingham City's bid is in response to Government plans for one so-called 'Super Casino', which could have up to 1250 slot machines. The club have presented their plans for a £217 million project to Birmingham City Council. Blues bosses along with American company Las Vegas Sands want to incorporate the casino into a 59 acre sports and entertainment complex at Wheels Park in Saltley. Along with the casino the site would house a 55 thousand seater sports stadium and an Olympic size swimming pool. It would be capable of hosting football, athletics and rugby tournaments, as well as pop concerts. Chief Executive of Blues, Karren Brady told BBC WM "It's not just a stadium, it's not a casino, it's much more than that, it's a village of sporting opportunities for Birmingham. "It will help us host events in the future like the Commonwealth Games and will be so important if we are going to attract international athletes here in preparation for 2012." But the NEC is preparing a rival bid, and only one proposal can be put forward to the Government for consideration. Read full article at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/birming....e.shtml
  12. More pictures of the planned "City of Birmingham stadium." New developments: 1) The site could house an adjacent "super casino." 2) An American gambling company has agreed to pay for the stadium, should the adjacent casino be approved. "The Las Vegas Sands Group, one of America's biggest gambling companies, has agreed to underwrite the whole cost of the venture. But the success of the project does depend on permission being given to incorporate a super-casino in the multi-purpose complex." 3) The site would house an Olympic size swimming pool. more details to follow
  13. It already is the most famous stadium in the world, Also, structures/ monuments don't have to exist/ be complete for them to be famous icons. New York's most famous landmark is the twin towers of the world trade center- even though they no longer exist. Well, I could think of others: the Astrodome, Yankee Stadium, the LA Memorial Coliseum, Montreal's (Unfinished) Doughnut (of 1976), Estadio Azteca of Mexico City, the Maracana Stadium in Rio, a few others. I think these are equally famous. I think Wembley is only famous among you Brits. I certainly don't hold it up there among my top 6 'legendary' stadia. Re New York icons: yes, the WTC is now 'legendary' because it is part of history; but other EQUALLY great NYC icons are certainly (1) Lady Liberty herself; (2) the EMpire State Bldg; (3) the Chrysler Bldg; (4) the UN Headquarters Wembley is not just famous amongst British people, it is the most famous football stadium in the world. Even people who do not know much about football/ soccer will probably heard of Wembley. Similary people who do not know much about baseball will have heard of New York's Yankee stadium. From your list of stadia, I agree that Yankee Stadium and the Macarena have near/ equal fame to Wembley, but the others most definetly are not a match and the Astrodome and Estadio Azteca most certainly are not world famous. The reason why Wembley dosen't make your top 6 is because you come from a country where football is not a mainstream sport. Infact Americans call it "soccer" which is not even it's proper name. The proper name is football, or Fussball (in German). Similarly, the British call baseball "rounders," because the UK is a country where baseball is not a mainstream sport.
  14. I think its also a sign of where stadiums are going in general. The old idea of the big publically owned multi purpose stadium seems to be dieing and instead were getting mutiple stadiums designed and owned by individual clubs or sports federations. I think it's great and refreshing how in the UK, each sport has it's own special stadium, in the majority of cities (not just London). Manchester for example has 2 football stadiums for individual peremier league teams, not to mention separate cricket and rugby grounds. I'm not in favour of the situation in cities like Paris and Melbourne, where the one stadium host everything. I find this quite dull...... In Paris, St.Denis hosts everything, whether it be athletics, rugby or football. A lot of people like this type of situation, but I much rather prefer having football games at Wembley, Rubgy at twickenham and athletics at a brand new specially built athletics stadium in 2012. The Telstra dome (Melbourne) is only a very recent addition (2003), but even still 2006 commonwealth games are in essence going to be held in a cricket ground, rather than a specially build athletics stadium.
  15. It already is the most famous stadium in the world, even though it's still under construction. Wembley is lot about brand name as well- that's why when Birmingham put forward a counter bid for the national stadium, they too said they'd call it Wembley. Also, structures/ monuments don't have to exist/ be complete for them to be famous icons. New York's most famous landmark is the twin towers of the world trade center- even though they no longer exist.
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