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    $45m bid to win World Cup

    $45m bid to win World Cup
    Tom Smithies

    December 10, 2008 12:00am

    EXCLUSIVE: AUSTRALIA'S hopes of hosting the soccer World Cup will be galvanised today when the Federal Government announces $45 million of funding for a bid to bring the 2018 tournament to these shores.
    The unprecedented financial backing means Football Federation Australia has the resources to mount a serious bid for the world's biggest sporting event.

    World governing body FIFA is expected to make a decision in two years on who will host the 2018 and possibly 2022 World Cups.

    Although Australia faces a huge challenge in beating other contenders, including England and the US, the statement of intent behind the Government backing is crucial to a winning strategy.

    The decision to approve the federal spending has been months in the making, with soccer chiefs making several trips to Canberra to present detailed models of the overall benefits in hosting a tournament that is sure to include games at the MCG and Telstra Dome.

    Federal Sports Minister Kate Ellis and FFA chairman Frank Lowy will detail the process by which the money will be spent, which is likely to include drawing up detailed plans for investment in infrastructure such as transport and hotels.

    They will also try and head off criticism from other sports about Government funding for soccer that will approach $78 million, by highlighting benefits to the country in terms of upgraded facilities and an influx of tourists.

    "The World Cup campaign is a separate project which is not taking funds from other sports," Ellis said last night.

    "Hosting the World Cup would provide Australia a unique opportunity with great benefits to the wider community, not just the football fraternity . . . and bring significant economic benefit to Australia including boosts to tourism, infrastructure and jobs around the country."

    Recent research by economist Dr John Williams of the New South Wales Parliamentary Library estimated that hosting the 2018 World Cup could contribute up to $5.4 billion to the economy.

    The last World Cup, two years ago in Germany, was estimated to have brought two million international visitors and provided work to about 85,000 people.

    The confirmation of funding is the culmination of a charm offensive nationally, and with every State Government to ensure each is aware, and supportive, of the legislative and funding requirements of a serious bid.

    As well as major upgrades of transport networks and accommodation, a successful bid will require at least 12 stadiums with a seating capacity of 40,000 or more.

    A list of suitable venues and potential new ones has already been compiled in an audit by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    It is believed venues listed in the report for consideration include Sydney Football Stadium, ANZ Stadium and EnergyAustralia Stadium in NSW, the MCG and Telstra Dome in Melbourne, Adelaide's AAMI Stadium, a new venue in Perth, and Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

    The Socceroos made the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany after a 32-year wait to build on the success of Johnny Warren's pioneers in West Germany in 1974.

    Having beaten Uruguay in a historic penalty shootout in Sydney to qualify, Australia advanced to the round of 16 after a 3-1 win against Japan, a 2-0 loss to Brazil and a 2-2 draw against Croatia.

    It lost 1-0 to eventual winners Italy. A controversial 93rd-minute penalty converted by Francesco Totti ended Australia's dream run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    $45m bid to win World Cup

    a new venue in Perth
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    Knew it knew it ... put the sucessful Rugby World Cup Bid with that and the stadium would be paid for - almost wish I voted for Ruddy Baby.

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    A sucessful world cup bid would most likely see life breathed back into the Multi-purpose stadium concept, depending on where the dosh to pay for the 'new venue' is suppossed to come from- the 45 million is for upgrades to all potential venues in Aus. If the money were come from the state govenment it'll get spent on a footy oval. If it comes from the Feds, perhaps they might be able to take a slightly bigger picture look at it and think about dedicated rectangles. Depends what sort of games they would look at playing in Perth- 60,000 seats vs 35,000. How small is Hindmarsh stadium?? They've overlooked the rectangle element there in favour of seats at AAMI.

    Edit... Ok I checked, it's 16,500- which could potentially have 5,000 seats added to it a'la for the Olympics football competition.

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    We'll use World Cup bid fund wisely: FFA

    http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.a...oryName=536565


    Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy says he will scour the world to find the best possible team to ensure Australia succeeds in its quest to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    After the federal government announced a $45.6 million package to help the FFA bid for the football showpiece, Lowy said the funding will ensure Australia has a genuine chance of hosting the event.

    "We are delighted the government has given us this sum and I can assure you that it will be spent wisely, there will be no lunches and dinners, it will be used for professional services," Lowy said.

    "We will hire from Australia and overseas the very best people to show that Australia can do this job properly.

    "We have had two Olympics, two rugby world cups and Australia's strength in this field is unquestionable.

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    Dr Stavros also believes a lack of suitable stadiums outside of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane could pose problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swee_82 View Post
    A sucessful world cup bid would most likely see life breathed back into the Multi-purpose stadium concept, depending on where the dosh to pay for the 'new venue' is suppossed to come from- the 45 million is for upgrades to all potential venues in Aus. If the money were come from the state govenment it'll get spent on a footy oval. If it comes from the Feds, perhaps they might be able to take a slightly bigger picture look at it and think about dedicated rectangles. Depends what sort of games they would look at playing in Perth- 60,000 seats vs 35,000. How small is Hindmarsh stadium?? They've overlooked the rectangle element there in favour of seats at AAMI.

    Edit... Ok I checked, it's 16,500- which could potentially have 5,000 seats added to it a'la for the Olympics football competition.
    FIRA regulatioms stipulate that for a stadium just to hold a World Cup group game, it must have 40,000 seats (i think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    FIRA regulatioms stipulate that for a stadium just to hold a World Cup group game, it must have 40,000 seats (i think)
    Cool, wasn't sure since they mention "Energy Australia Stadium", a couple of smaller stadiums might do. Could also be people shooting off at the mouth with no idea what they're talking about either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swee_82 View Post
    Could also be people shooting off at the mouth with no idea what they're talking about either.
    People do that?? Even in the Media??

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    ANNEXURE A – STADIUM GUIDELINES
    1. DEFINITIONS
    For the purpose of this Annexure D, a reference to:
    1.1. the “Pitch Area” shall have the meaning set out in Paragraph 6 of this Annexure;
    1.2. the “Stadium Building” shall have the meaning set out in Paragraph 7 of this Annexure;
    1.3. the “Stadium Perimeter” shall have the meaning set out in Paragraph 8 of this Annexure;
    1.4. the “Stadium Plan/s” shall have the meaning set out in Paragraph 4 of this Annexure;
    1.5. the “Stadium Screen” shall mean one or several monitor(s) in the Stadium on which
    moving images are displayed to the persons granted the right to access the Stadium.
    1.6. the “Stands” shall have the meaning set out in Paragraph 3.5 of this Annexure;
    1.7. the “Tribune d’Honneur” shall mean the area of the stands separated and reserved for
    Protocol purposes as more fully set out in Paragraph 15 of this Annexure;
    2. PROVISION OF STADIUM
    2.1. The Stadium Authority shall provide FIFA and the LOC with Stadiums of highest technical,
    infrastructure and construction level, all complying with FIFA’s technical, security and
    other requirements set forth in the List of Requirements, this Agreement, the respective
    applicable FIFA Regulations and with FIFA’s directives.
    2.2. The Stadium Authority shall ensure that the Stadium meets the requirements for Stadiums
    as set forth in this Agreement, the List of Requirements, the “Technical Recommendations
    and Requirements for the Construction or Modernisation of Football Stadiums” to be issued
    by FIFA, the 2010 Technical Annex to be issued by FIFA and further directives regarding the
    Stadiums which are necessary for the successful staging and hosting of the Competition as
    may be issued by FIFA from time to time.
    2.3. FIFA shall have the right to carry out Stadium inspections at its sole discretion and issue
    directives based thereon. The Stadium Authority shall organise such Stadium inspections at
    the directive of FIFA.
    2.4. FIFA reserves at all times the right to reject the selection of a Stadium in case of noncompliance
    with FIFA’s requirements as well as to issue new directives with regard to
    Stadiums.
    2.5. The Stadium Authority shall ensure with the competent national, provincial and local
    government authorities, by entering in respective agreements and by obtaining the
    respective rights, that the Stadiums are under the full control of FIFA and may be operated
    as set forth in this Agreement and in accordance with this Agreement and the FIFA
    Regulations and directives.
    2.6. FIFA, the FIFA Broadcast Partner and the Commercial Affiliates shall have the right to use
    the Stadium and the Stadium infrastructure free of charge. Other Broadcast Rights
    Holders, including the Host Broadcaster may be charged for the use of utilities such as
    power, gas and water.
    3. STADIUM DEFINITION
    3.1. Each Stadium comprises the Stadium Building and the Stadium Perimeter.
    3.2. The Stadium Building comprises the Field of Play, the Pitch Area, the Stands and the
    physical Stadium buildings.
    3.3. The Field of Play shall be the pitch on which the Match takes place as defined in FIFA’s
    Laws of the Game.
    3.4. The Pitch Area shall be the Field of Play and the adjacent area up to the demarcation of
    the Stands.
    3.5. The Stands shall be the seating area for the spectators.
    3.6. The Stadium Perimeter shall be the area directly adjacent to the Stadium Building under
    the full access and operative control of the LOC in collaboration with the competent
    government authorities and FIFA. The Stadium Perimeter shall contain enough space to
    allow the security requirements to be implemented as well as for the Competition and
    Stadium operation, the broadcast compound, parking, access, protocol, storage,
    entertainment, hospitality, selling of food, beverage and other products and all activities
    of FIFA, the LOC, the Commercial Affiliates and the Broadcast Rights Holders in connection
    with the Competition.
    3.7. Parking spaces being used for the Competition, which are not directly adjacent to the
    Stadium Building shall nevertheless be part of the Stadium Perimeter. The LOC shall
    ensure the respective rights in accordance with this Agreement.
    3.8. To the extent the Stadium Perimeter is fenced, the inside and the outside of the fences
    shall be part of the Stadium Perimeter.
    4. STADIUM PLANS
    4.1. The Stadium Authority shall provide the LOC with the detailed plans of the Stadium by
    10 January 2007, 10 January 2008, 10 January 2009, 10 January 2010 or by the request of
    the LOC, including the -
    (a) Stadium Building (including the planned use of rooms and hallways)
    (b) Stadium Perimeter
    (c) Stadium Access (from the exist of public transportation and the spectators parking
    not directly adjacent to the Stadium Building)
    (d) Camera Positions
    4.2. The seating in the Stands and the Boxes is subject to specific seating maps as set forth in
    Paragraph 5.
    4.3. The Stadium Plans shall be provided in electronic form and hard copy.
    4.4. The Stadium Plans are subject to the LOC’s and/or FIFA’s approval.
    4.5. Any modifications to the Stadium Plans must be immediately notified to the LOC.
    5. STADIUM CAPACITY/SEATING
    5.1. The Stadium shall have the following spectator capacity:
    (a) the group matches in the first round (except the opening Match), the round of 16
    and the quarter-finals (excluding Media and VIPs) min 40,000;
    (b) for the opening Match, semi-finals and finals (excluding Media and VIPs) min.
    60,000. Total capacity including VIP’s and Media to be 65 000 net capacity making
    provision for security and future new media requirements
    5.2. The Stadium shall provide seats for every spectator implementing the requisite safety
    standards. Each spectator shall be allotted an individual, numbered seat with a backrest
    at least 30 cm high. All the seats should preferably be under cover.
    5.3. The Tribune d’Honneur and the work positions for the Media must be under cover. The
    first row for spectators shall, in principle, be 2.5 m above pitch level.
    5.4. The Stadium Authority shall define each seat in each Stadium and allocate a number to it in
    accordance with the seating structure in the respective Stadium and the respective FIFA
    Regulations.
    5.5. As soon as the data is available or by 15 August 2009 at the latest, the Stadium Authority
    shall provide the LOC with the seating plan (in electronic form and hard copy) of each
    Stadium, indicating
    (a) each seat by position and number
    (b) the Tribune d’Honneur
    (c) the Boxes
    (d) the seat categories
    (e) the blocks within the categories
    (f) the Media tribune
    (g) seats with an obstructed view
    5.6. Seats with an obstructed view shall also be located, marked and allocated a number.
    5.7. Boxes shall be isolated rooms and/or areas containing a defined number of seats and
    potentially other infrastructure. Seats and Boxes shall be defined and allocated as
    individual seats, to be allocated and/or sold together with all the seats in respective Box.
    6. PITCH AREA
    6.1. Each Stadium shall have a Field of Play of the highest international standard, measuring at
    least 105 x 68 m. The Field of Play needs to be cut in all Stadiums of the Competition in
    the same way, according to FIFA’s guidelines and subject to FIFA’s approval of the “lay
    out” of the grass cut by 31 January 2010.
    6.2. Each Pitch Area shall have space between the field of play and the edge of the Stands
    measuring at least 7.5 m in width behind each goal and at least 6m in width along the
    touchlines for the following reasons:
    (a) players’ protection;
    (b) Match operation and Activities on the Field of Play;
    (c) Benches of accommodating the substitutes and officials;
    (d) to allow adequate space for the advertising boards and operation of the
    Commercial Affiliates and the Commercial Programme;
    (e) to allow enough space for the television cameras and the operation of the Host
    Broadcaster;
    (f) photographers;
    (g) security.
    6.3. Covered benches shall be provided above ground level along the touchlines for:
    (a) the substitutes, technicians and officials in each team (to accommodate at least
    25 people);
    (b) the officials supervising the match (four people);
    (c) All benches used in the Stadium of the Competition shall be identical and are to
    be approved by FIFA.
    6.4. The Stadium may not have fences between the spectators and the Field of Play (or not
    higher than 1.50 metres).
    6.5. In the interest of the players and Match officials, the Stadium Authority shall ensure that
    each of the Stadiums has unimpeded access to the Pitch.
    7. STADIUM BUILDING
    7.1. The provision of the Stadium includes the provision of sufficient space and a sufficient
    number of rooms and facilities of sufficient size within the Stadium Building necessary for
    the operation of the Competition, including but not limited to Matches and the activities
    on the Field of Play (other than Matches), in the Pitch Area and on the Stadium Screen, the
    operation of the Stadium, the access to the Stadium (as set forth in Part G, Security as set
    forth in Part F, the operation of the Broadcast Rights Holders, the Commercial Affiliates
    and the Commercial Programme, Protocol and Hospitality as set forth in the Agreement and
    at the directives of FIFA for FIFA, the LOC, the Broadcast Right Holders, the Commercial
    Affiliates, the Media and other third parties holding respective rights or rendering
    respective services.
    7.2. FIFA shall issue directives regarding the number, size and the location of the rooms
    required and shall coordinate the room requirements of FIFA, the Broadcast Right Holders,
    the Commercial Affiliates, the Media and other third parties holding respective rights or
    rendering respective services in accordance with this Agreement and especially the 2010
    Technical Annex. FIFA shall provide the LOC with the respective directives in a timely
    manner before the submission of the allocation according to Clause 7.3.
    7.3. The Stadium Authority shall submit the allocation of the rooms of each Stadium based on
    the Stadium Plans and FIFA’s directives within the Stadium Building to the LOC for approval
    by not later than two (2) years prior to the first match.
    7.4. The Stadium Authority shall provide sufficient furniture and other infrastructure (including
    telephones, fax machines, other telecommunication infrastructure, cables and
    connections), and supplies for each room and at the directives of FIFA. This shall be free
    of charge for FIFA, FIFA’s Broadcast Partner and FIFA’s Marketing Partner while all other
    parties may be charged at the lowest market rates.
    7.5. Within the room allocation, the following technical and administrative rooms shall
    especially made available to FIFA in each Stadium, for the entire duration of the final
    Competition:
    (a) 2 to 4 dressing rooms with toilets, showers and modern furniture for the teams
    and direct, covered access to the pitch
    (b) 1 room for the team technicians
    (c) 1 room for kit managers
    (d) 2 dressing rooms with toilets, showers and modern infrastructure for the match
    officials and direct, covered access to the pitch
    (e) 6 offices near the team dressing rooms reserved exclusively for FIFA, with
    unimpeded and direct access to the pitch and equipped with telephones, telefax
    machines (with direct external lines) communication lines and a photocopying
    machine, and situated close to the teams’ and match officials’ dressing rooms and
    the pitch
    (f) a meeting room for 30 people
    (g) a storage room in the immediate vicinity of the pitch
    (h) 1 office near the FIFA offices for the FIFA Marketing Partner
    (i) 1 office on ground level for the FIFA Marketing Partner
    (j) 1 office near the FIFA offices for the FIFA Broadcast Partner
    (k) 4 large rooms near the technical and administrative rooms
    (l) sufficient storage and other office space to enable the Commercial Affiliates to
    carry out their on-site operations and activities
    (m) 3 rooms located near the team’s dressing rooms to serve as post-match interview
    room as stipulated in Clause 11.1.6 of the List of Requirements.
    7.6. The following facilities shall be provided close to the players’ dressing rooms in each
    Stadium:
    (a) a working room for the doping test officials (with refrigerator, table and chairs and
    adjacent toilets and showers)
    (b) a waiting room adjacent to the above room for at least 8 people (with television
    set).
    8. STADIUM PERIMETER
    8.1. The provision of the Stadium includes the provision of a sufficient Stadium Perimeter of
    sufficient size and free of charge necessary for the operation of the Competition, including
    but not limited to Matches and the activities on the Field of Play (other than Matches), in
    the Pitch Area and on the Stadium Screen, the operation of the Stadium, the access to the
    Stadium (as set forth in Part G, Security as set forth in Part F, the operation of the
    Broadcast Rights Holders, the Commercial Affiliates Protocol, Parking and Hospitality as set
    forth in the Agreement and at the directives of FIFA for FIFA, the LOC, the Broadcast Right
    Holders, the Commercial Affiliates, the Media and other third parties holding respective
    rights or rendering respective services.
    8.2. FIFA shall issue directives regarding the size and the location of the space requirements
    required and shall coordinate the space requirements of FIFA, the Broadcast Right Holders,
    the Commercial Affiliates, the Media and other third parties holding respective rights or
    rendering respective services in accordance with this Agreement and especially the 2010
    Technical Annex. FIFA shall provide the LOC with the respective information in a timely
    manner before the submission of the allocation according to Clause 8.3.
    8.3. The Stadium Authority shall submit the space allocation within the Stadium Perimeter of
    each Stadium based on the Stadium Plans and FIFA’s directives within the Stadium
    Perimeter to FIFA for approval by not later than 31 December 2007.
    8.4. For the avoidance of doubt, official parking spaces shall be part of the Stadium Perimeter.
    9. STADIUM INFRASTRUCTURE
    9.1. The provision of the Stadiums shall at any time include the provision of the complete
    infrastructure, such as but not limited to utilities (power, light electrical lines, hot and
    cold water, gas, heating, cooling, air condition etc.), cables, communication infrastructure
    (including but not limited to telecommunication infrastructure) and all hardware,
    equipment, supplies, facilities and constructions necessary for the operation of the
    Competition at the location where they are needed within the Stadium Building and the
    Stadium Perimeter as described in this Agreement or at the directive of FIFA.
    9.2. For the avoidance of doubt, the complete infrastructure, necessary for the operation of the
    event shall be made available by the LOC at the locations where they are needed by all
    involved parties (including but not limited to FIFA, the Organising Committee, the Media,
    the Broadcast Rights Holders, the Commercial Affiliates, other rights holders or service
    providers).
    9.3. The Stadium infrastructure shall at all times meet with all requirements for the staging and
    hosting of the Competition as well as with all requirements for the implementation of the
    respective Marketing (including Hospitality) and Broadcast Rights by the Broadcast Rights
    Holders and Commercial Affiliates.
    9.4. Each Stadium shall have one main set of floodlights ensuring adequate lighting for
    television purposes (min. 1500 lux), a loudspeaker system (inside and outside the Stadium),
    as well as an emergency power supply, electronic scoreboards and equipment for sound
    transmission of the highest level.
    9.5. The power level for the power supply, as well as the emergency power supply as set out in
    the List of Requirements shall be sufficient to provide lighting and power for the live
    worldwide broadcast of the Matches and all Official Events as set out in the 2010 Technical
    Annex.
    10. PAYMENT SYSTEMS/AUTOMATIC TELLING MACHINES
    10.1. Subject to local laws, FIFA has granted the right to its financial services partner(s) to be
    the sole payment cards system within the venues of the FIFA World Cup.
    10.2. The LOC and the Stadium Authority will be required to ensure that the financial services
    partners’ nominated electronic payment system is accepted at all Food and Beverage and
    Official Licensed Product concession stands.
    10.3. The LOC, FIFA, FIFA’s financial services partner(s) and the Stadium Authority will
    cooperate in the creation of a Procurement Steering Group whose objective will be to
    provide FIFA’s financial services partner(s) with the opportunity to offer financial services
    products in relation to all major procurement requirements (whether in relation to
    infrastructure, services, materials or otherwise) of the LOC and of the Stadium Authority.
    10.4. The LOC and the Stadium Authority shall ensure that only ATMs provided by FIFA’s Financial
    Services partners are located in the Stadium, and that the Financial Services partners shall
    be allowed to install ATMs free of charge.
    11. PARKING PLANS/ADMITTANCE
    11.1. The parking spaces of each Stadium shall be specified in the Stadium Plans.
    11.2. For the Matches and Events at the Stadium, the Stadium Authority shall submit to the LOC
    by 31 January 2010 a detailed plan of the location and the allocations of the parking spaces
    of each Stadium and for each Match in accordance with the Stadium Plans for approval.
    11.3. The Stadium Authority shall assist the LOC in ensuring the efficient access to the parking
    spaces in a timely manner and in accordance with the requirements of the respective rights
    holder.
    11.4. The Stadium Authority shall assist the LOC in ensuring the provision of parking admittances
    and access control in a timely manner. The parking admittances shall be communicated
    and/or provided physically to the respective rights holders not later than ten (10) days
    before the respective Match or five (5) days before the respective Official Event.
    11.5. FIFA reserves the right to request additional necessary parking spaces and issue directives
    for the allocation at all times.
    12. OPERATION OF THE STADIUM
    12.1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Stadium Authority shall have
    the exclusive right, power, authority and obligation to direct all aspects of the operation,
    repair, maintenance, management and control of the Stadium during the Term. Without
    limiting the LOC’s and FIFA’s rights and obligations set forth elsewhere in this Agreement
    during the Term, the Stadium Authority shall perform the following:
    (a) Operate, repair and maintain the Stadium or the cause the Stadium to be
    operated, repaired and maintained in good condition and repair and otherwise in
    accordance with Applicable Law;
    (b) Establish and implement a preventative maintenance programme for the Stadium
    reasonably satisfactory to the LOC which shall have as its principal objective
    minimisation of Structural Repairs and Operating Expenses;
    (c) Employ, engage, promote, discharge and otherwise supervise and control the work
    of all employees and contract with all independent contractors deemed necessary
    or advisable by the Stadium Authority to discharge their responsibilities with
    respect to the operation, repair, maintenance, management and control of the
    Stadium under this Agreement;
    (d) Procure and maintain throughout the Term all relevant insurance policies;
    (e) Pay or cause to be paid all Assessments;
    (f) Operate, repair, maintain, manage and control the Access Roads;
    (g) Provide, operate, repair and maintain all necessary Stadium infrastructure,
    utilities and facilities, including equipment (including material, gear,
    constructions;
    (h) Removal of any and all commercial recognition other than the one granted to
    Commercial Affiliates in accordance with the Exploitation of Marketing Rights and
    Broadcast Rights;
    (i) Contract for and manage all security personnel and systems for the Stadium and
    otherwise control all aspects of access (including restricted access) to the Stadium;
    (j) Provide and enter into contracts for the furnishing to the Stadium of (i) all utilities
    including electricity, sewage, water and telephone (ii) cleaning and janitorial
    services and adequate dumpsters and waste removal (iii) elevator and boiler
    maintenance service, air conditioning maintenance service and other equipment
    maintenance service (iv) laundry service and (v) and any all services deemed
    advisable by the Stadium Authority in conjunction with the operation, repair,
    maintenance, management and control of the Stadium;
    (k) Purchase all supplies and materials regularly used and consumed in the operation,
    repair, maintenance and control of the Stadium;
    (l) Obtain and maintain licenses and permits in the operation, repair, maintenance,
    management and control of the Stadium in accordance with Applicable Law;
    (m) Impose and enforce such rules and regulations governing use of the Stadium as it
    may establish from time to time to assist in ensuring the use of the Stadium by all
    persons consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
    (n) Removal of any and all commercial recognition other than the one granted to
    Commercial Affiliates in accordance with the Exploitation of Marketing Rights and
    Broadcast Rights;
    (o) Provision of all necessary infrastructure and support to Commercial Affiliates and
    Broadcast Rights Holders including the Host Broadcaster as well as to the Media for
    the execution of their rights and activities.
    12.2. Subject to the aforegoing, the LOC (or where applicable FIFA) shall be responsible for the
    operation of the Stadium during the Exclusive Use Periods in cooperation with the entities
    controlling the Stadium and the competent national, provincial and local government
    authorities in accordance with this Agreement and all FIFA Regulations and directives which
    shall include but is not limited to:
    (a) Traffic regulation inside and in the vicinity of the Stadium Perimeter;
    (b) Spectator guidance to the Stadium;
    (c) Information services;
    (d) Parking regulation and order;
    (e) Access and Accreditation organisation and control;
    (f) Fencing and other similar measures;
    (g) Security and emergency organisation;
    (i) Selling of food, beverage and other products in accordance with the exploitation of
    the Marketing Rights and the Marketing Annex;
    (j) Operation of activities on the Field of Play (other than Matches), in the Pitch Area
    and on the Stadium Screen;
    (k) Operation of the Stadium Screen;
    (l) Operation of Stadium announcements and music;
    (m) Provision and management of facilities;
    (n) Medical services;
    (o) Appropriate support and guidance of all persons present in the Stadium;
    (p) Overall management of all activities in the Stadiums during the Exclusive Use
    Periods;
    (q) Stadium Decoration.
    12.3. The operation of the Stadiums must at all times comply with FIFA’s instructions and must
    not conflict with the rights granted by FIFA to Commercial Affiliates, Broadcast Rights
    Holders and other third parties.
    13. STADIUM SECURITY
    13.1. The Stadium Authority shall ensure that the Stadium and the Stadium Infrastructure shall
    be constructed and operated on the highest international standard of security and safety.
    13.2. The Stadium Authority shall provide the LOC with a copy of a safety and security certificate
    issued by a competent authority for each Stadium two (2) years prior to the first Match of
    the Competition or immediately after the completion of a new Stadium.
    13.3. The Stadium security shall be an integral part of the Security.
    13.4. The Stadium Authority and the LOC shall, in cooperation with the competent government
    authorities, take all measures in order to ensure at all times the safety and security of all
    persons present in the Stadiums.
    14. STADIUM ACCESS
    14.1. FIFA shall have the exclusive right to grant access to the Stadium.
    14.2. The LOC shall ensure, in collaboration with the competent government authorities,
    sufficient and efficient public and private transportation to the Stadiums. This shall
    include a sufficient traffic system (road and rail network), transportation means,
    information and signposting, traffic guidance and control as well as all other means
    necessary for this purpose.
    14.3. The LOC shall ensure, in collaboration with the competent government authorities,
    sufficient and efficient access to the Stadium from -
    (a) the parking facilities outside the Stadium Perimeter directly adjacent to the
    Stadium Building (which, for the avoidance of doubt, form a part of the Stadium
    Perimeter)
    (b) the stations, stops ands drop-off points of the public transportation servicing the
    Stadiums
    (c) any and all other locations deemed necessary.
    14.4. The LOC shall ensure, in collaboration with the competent government authorities,
    sufficient and efficient access to the Stadium Perimeter and the Stadium Building in
    accordance with the Security Plan for all people having the right to enter the Stadium.
    This shall include the access ways, entrance control, security control and access to the
    Stadium Building in a timely manner in accordance with their rights, functions and needs.
    14.5. FIFA shall determine in compliance with the Security Plan, the access rights to the
    Stadiums for all persons, especially but not limited to:
    (a) Players and Match officials;
    (b) FIFA’s and the LOC’s representatives;
    (c) Broadcast Rights Holders and Commercial Affiliates;
    (d) Media;
    (e) persons accredited for the operation of the Matches and Official Events;
    (f) persons accredited for the Stadium and concessions operation;
    (g) persons accredited for the implementation and operation of the Broadcast and
    Marketing Rights;
    (h) spectators holding tickets.
    14.6. For the avoidance of doubt, FIFA shall determine at its sole discretion to grant exclusive
    access to Broadcast Rights Holders and Commercial Affiliates.
    14.7. The Stadium Authority shall ensure that players, Match officials and all other persons
    executing a function in the Pitch Area have unimpeded access thereto.
    14.8. The LOC shall draft, in collaboration with the Stadium Authority and the competent
    government authorities and in accordance with the Security Plan for the Competition and
    this Agreement, a Transportation and Stadium Access Concept and Plan and submit it to
    FIFA for approval by 31 December 2008.
    15. TRIBUNE D’HONNEUR (VIP BOX)
    15.1. The Tribune d’Honneur (with a minimum capacity of at least 500 in each Stadium) shall
    have its own individual entrance and shall be separated from the tribunes intended for the
    general public.
    15.2. Half of the seats in the Tribune d’Honneur, as well as in the VVIP box (if such facilities
    exist), shall be reserved for FIFA, and the other half for the LOC. FIFA is responsible for
    Protocol in its own half of the Tribune d’Honneur. Each seat shall be numbered and
    admission shall only be granted upon production of the corresponding Ticket.
    15.3. The right-hand side of the Tribune d’Honneur shall be reserved for FIFA (when looking at
    the pitch from the Tribune d’Honneur).

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    Cheers, Gerry.

    40,000 minimum it is... journalists talking out of arse, what a shock.

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    so Australia has how many stadiums that meet that criteria??

    SFS, MCG, Suncorp, Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium i think it's know as these days) Telstra Dome, Subiaco, AAMI Stadium, GABBA, SCG

    and only 3 of those are Rectangular, and only 2 of these are dedicated rectangualr stadiums

    (fill in the gaps if I have missed anything)

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    What's your definition of rectangular?

    There's 2 dedicated's in that list (SFS, Suncorp)

    ANZ has a few rows that swing in on the sideline, and Telstra Dome can be configured (maybe the Football world cup would be reaosn enough for them, even if a rugby test isn't)

    ANZ and the MCG are the only grounds big enough to host semi-finals/finals:

    (b) for the opening Match, semi-finals and finals (excluding Media and VIPs) min.
    60,000. Total capacity including VIP’s and Media to be 65 000 net capacity making
    provision for security and future new media requirements

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    and only 2 of these are dedicated rectangular
    did you miss that part??


    I have never seen Telstra Dome as a rectangle

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    it was configured as a rectangle once for a Melbourne Victory game...possibly a semi final, it was referred to in the Langoulant report. I believe it was never reconfigured again as a result of AFL concern about pitch stability issues (not sure If I'm talking out my journalist-hole for that one though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    did you miss that part??


    I have never seen Telstra Dome as a rectangle
    Nah I saw that- was mainly wondering if you counted Telstra Dome.

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    "Perth is in danger of missing out on hosting World Cup soccer matches because it does not have a venue capable of meeting stringent requirements set by the sport’s governing body, FIFA."

    from http://www.thewest.com.au/default.as...ntentID=112624

    "Although the 43,000-capacity Subiaco Oval surpasses FIFA’s 40,000 minimum requirement for group games, the venue provides a poor spectator experience for soccer and rugby because of its oval configuration."

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