Videos

Los Angeles Stadium construction timelapse

ISM Raceway renovation update

Progress at the new US$4.9bn home for the NFL’s LA Rams and LA Chargers has come a long way since breaking ground in November, 2016. See everything that’s been built since that day in this video.

Click image to view video

ISM Raceway renovation update

ISM Raceway renovation update

At the recent ALSD in Atlanta, president of ISM Raceway Brian Sperber, brings us up to speed on the exciting work being carried out at the venue, including its interactive garage.

Click image to view video

Atlanta Hawks arena transformation

Atlanta Hawks Area Video

The Atlanta Hawks’s State Farm Arena, formerly the Philips Arena, is getting closer to completion. Take a look at the progress inside and out.

Click image to view video

What sport is this venue famous for hosting? 


Join our
LinkedIn Group


News

Morocco’s plans for 2026 World Cup bid revealed

As countries compete to win the bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Morocco has revealed the details of its proposal to land the international soccer competition and the estimated budget required to meet the tournament’s criteria.

With a joint bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico already on the table, which is able to offer a wealth of large existing stadia used in the NFL and modern infrastructure, Morocco World Cup committee chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy said the country will need to spend almost US$16bn to stage the prestigious sporting event. The bid will use US$12.6bn in public investment as well as another US$3.2bn of private funding.

The north west African country’s bid outlines that it would use the budget to build entirely new stadia, as well as renovate existing venues and improve health and public transportation services.

Elalamy, who spoke at a recent press conference in Casablanca, Morocco, revealed that the country must have 14 stadia (nine would be built from scratch and five upgraded) and 130 training grounds that all meet the standards for the 2026 tournament. This would cost an estimated US$3bn from the US$12.6bn public investment.

Part of the criteria for a tournament stadium is that it must be close to at least two training grounds and a hotel with a minimum of 200 rooms. The private funding purse is said to be for the construction of new hotels, which Elelamy claims will meet FIFA’s requirements:

“The hotel capacity of the kingdom is growing at an annual rate of 7%. With 6% growth, we can significantly exceed the 5,500 [new] rooms required by FIFA in 2026.”

Elsewhere, Morocco would need to spend a portion of the US$12.6bn public investment to upgrade hospitals and infrastructure across its 20 host cities that would cater for the first ever 48-team World Cup.

With three months until the FIFA judging panel casts its deciding vote it will be looking to score each bid on its stadiums, infrastructure and revenues.

March 21, 2018

Written by James Billington


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Venus Williams serves up luxury suite redesign at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, has made a star turn by remodeling six of its luxury suites using interior design firm V Starr Interiors – a company founded by professional tennis player Venus Williams.
Click here to read more



A look inside Wembley Stadium's brand-new hospitality offering

Wembley Stadium, home to the England national soccer team, as well as the host venue for a wide range of other sporting and entertainment events, has upped its hospitality game by introducing a brand-new members-only gastropub called the Lioness.  
Click here to read more



University of Arkansas North End Zone: Facts and figures of new US$160m expansion

The University of Arkansas is the latest college in the USA to spend big on redeveloping and will be adding more premium seating, amenities and experiences to its Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Click here to read more



Lighting makes a splash at Budapest's new Danube Arena

Tight deadlines and an exacting brief prompted local lighting designer Be Light! to turn to Thorn and Zumtobel for lighting solutions for the latest addition to Budapest’s cityscape.
Click here to read more



Transforming sport with playing surfaces made of glass

Playing basketball or tennis on a court made of glass doesn’t sound like it would be possible but new flooring technology is transforming the potential for the appearance and functionality of the next generation of playing surfaces.
Click here to read more




Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the stadia industry. Want to see your company included? Contact john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the stadia community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to matt.ross@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com