Ricoh Arena Partners With Majestic Norwich City Partners With Coral Facility Notes FMG Becomes Waikato Stadium Sponsor World Rugby Crossing Fingers For Rio Venue Japan Stadium To Open 3 Months Before Games Corporate Box Backlash A Warning New Stadium In Monterrey Opens Sunday AP: Rio Water A Threat At 2016 Olympics Zaha Hadid Hits Back Over Stadium Flop
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
SBD Global/April 15, 2013/Facilities
World Cup LOC CEO Trade Says Private Operators Could Help Avoid 'White Elephants'
Published April 15, 2013
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
USING PRIVATE MANAGERS: To make sure those and other World Cup stadiums will not become "white elephants," organizers and stadium owners count on private stadium operators such as AEG to use the stadiums for events other than football. Trade said, "For the first time in Brazil, we are having private operators in the stadiums. They are using the stadiums not only for football, but also for entertainment. [Two weeks ago], for example, Belo Horizonte sold out the Paul McCartney show at Mineirão stadium within 24 hours. On [Wednesday] they started selling Paul McCartney tickets for his show in Fortaleza, where they sold 40,000 tickets in less than 12 hours. In Recife, for example, we have [stadium owner] Odebrecht plus AEG. We [now have] professional people working at the stadiums. Stadiums that might struggle to fill their stands with fans could use this proposal. I think it's good for us to have private operators to avoid having white elephants in our country."