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Report on the FIFA World Cup 2018 bid to Executive 10 September 2009

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Manchester City Council Report for Resolution Report To: Subject: Report of: Executive – 10th September 2009 FIFA World Cup 2018 Chief Executive

Purpose of the Report To update Members on progress on the preparation of an application to England 2018 to be a Candidate Host City. Recommendations Members are asked to note the progress on preparation of an application to England 2018 to be a Candidate Host City and approve a maximum budget of £150,000 for 2009/10 to be met from contingencies and to request the Chief Executive to report on the detail of Manchester’s bid and the Host City Agreements in October 2009.

Wards Affected: All

Community Strategy Spine Performance of the economy of the region and sub region Reaching full potential in education and employment Individual and collective self esteem – mutual respect Neighbourhoods of Choice

Summary of the contribution to the strategy The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world and will have a beneficial impact on the local economy. The hosting of the FIFA World Cup will provide opportunities for employment and training. The hosting of the FIFA World Cup will provide opportunities for grass roots involvement in sport. Increased involvement in sport and leisure will lead to greater use of local facilities within our neighbourhoods.

Full details are in the body of the report, along with any implications for: • • • Equal Opportunities Policy Risk Management Legal Considerations

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Financial Consequences – Revenue Costs of up to £150,000 will be required to be funded as subject to the outcome of discussions with partners or contributions will be met from unallocated contingencies. Financial Consequences – Capital There are no consequences for the capital budget in this report.

Contact Officers: Name: Position: Telephone: E-mail: Steve Mycio Deputy Chief Executive 0161 234 3031 s.mycio@manchester.gov.uk Name: Howard Bernstein Position: Chief Executive Telephone: 0161 234 3006 E-mail: h.bernstein@manchester.gov.uk

Background documents (available for public inspection): The following documents disclose important facts on which the report is based and have been relied upon in preparing the report. Copies of the background documents are available up to 4 years after the date of the meeting. If you would like a copy please contact one of the contact officers above. None

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Introduction The Football Association (FA) is bidding to host the FIFA World Cup in England in 2018 or 2022. The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world. 32 countries will compete in the World Cups which are expected to be staged in the months of June and July ’s 2018 and 2022. The competition will feature at least 64 matches spread over 28 to 33 days. The format of the World Cup is expected to comprise eight groups of four teams during the first round group stages followed by a round of 16, followed by four quarter-finals, two semi-finals, a third/fourth place play-off and the final. In addition, a test tournament, the FIFA Confederations Cup, will be hosted approximately 12 months prior to the World Cup proper in order to assess the hosting capabilities of host cities and stadiums. There are nine countries bidding for the 2018 tournament and 11 for the 2022 tournament. Australia Belgium and the Netherlands England Indonesia Japan South Korea (2022 only) Mexico Qatar (2022 only) Russia Spain and Portugal USA

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The FA has formed a dedicated company, England 2018, to lead and coordinate England’s bid. It has also decided in accordance with FIFA best practice, to promote a bidding process from different cities and stadia in England. This is designed to: • • • Maximise the technical quality of the overall bid as a result of securing the widest possible participation amongst English stadia and cities in the bidding process; Capture the highest quality of creative thinking as a result of proposals being made by host cities; Ensure that proposals reflect the range of partnerships necessary to ensure a successful event assuming that England's bid is successful.

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The City Council, together with Manchester United and Manchester City, has responded positively to the invitation and submitted an application to be a host city putting forward both stadia as candidates for consideration. The Bidding process timetable in summary is: Phase 1 Selection of Host Cities by England 2018

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by 14 December 2009

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Phase 2 Selection of Host Country by FIFA 1.7

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At the time of writing, 16 cities have decided to bid as follows:England 2018 - Applicant Host Cities Birmingham Bristol Derby Hull Leeds Leicester Liverpool (2 stadia) London (3 stadia including Wembley) Manchester (2 stadia) Milton Keynes NewcastleGateshead Nottingham Plymouth Portsmouth Sheffield Sunderland

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Progress The Chief Executive has set up a Manchester World Cup Partnership Board to co-ordinate and deliver the application. The Board comprises Manchester City Council, Salford City Council, Trafford Council, MUFC, MCFC, GMPTE, GMP, Manchester Airport and Marketing Manchester. England 2018 has issued detailed bidding guidance and technical specifications for cities to support the preparation of submissions. Host cities must show that they have the infrastructure necessary to meet or exceed FIFA’s requirements. This includes stadiums, training venues, base camps and fan parks. The bid must also satisfy FIFA’s requirements for accommodation, transport, IT, medical services, broadcasting, legacy as well as robust plans for safety and security. Manchester’s plans must also demonstrate the highest environmental and sustainability standards. England 2018 also expect successful host cities to demonstrate that they have created public awareness of their bid and that they can evidence strong public backing along with the support of local and regional media. This includes launch events, use of England 2018 branding, preparation for Inspection Visits, online marketing, development of a pledge campaign and creative approach. Manchester supports an England World Cup bid and wants to play an active part in ensuring that the city, and its football stadia, contributes fully to a successful event. We want to do this for a number of reasons:

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A strong Manchester presence will boost even further our sporting and wider cultural ambitions It will support the international and national destination role Manchester is rapidly developing We have the expertise, infrastructure and capacity to deliver an event with few equals anywhere in the world It will provide a catalyst for increased take-up of grassroots football and sport in general delivering wider societal benefits in terms of health and well-being.

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When Germany hosted 2006 FIFA World Cup, the country’s tourist industry enjoyed a $400m uplift. Hundreds of businesses benefited from two million international visitors and a total of 3.3m spectators, many of them watching on big-screens in city centres. 85,000 jobs were created by the tournament. To date, the Manchester Bid Team has submitted an outline bid document to England 2018 and hosted our first Inspection Visit by England 2018 on 23rd July 2009. A second inspection visit takes place on 2nd September. The detailed feedback we have received together with the technical specifications we have to prepare, has enabled officers to identify the resources necessary to ensure a high quality and competitive bid which includes both stadia, is delivered on time to England 2018. Taking account of the detailed guidance issued by the FA and our own long experience of successfully bidding to host major events in the city we have identified the need for a budget for 2009/10 of £150,000. This will ensure both that the best possible application is made by the deadline of 6th November 2009 and that, if successful, we are able, between December and May, to fully contribute to the preparation of the Host Country Bid by England 2018. Key partners have also expressed a willingness to contribute so the figure of £150,000 can be considered to be a maximum figure that we are unlikely to need to commit in full, however, it is felt to be prudent, as the lead partner, to ensure there is cover for all of the costs and that Members have had the opportunity to consider and approve. This is of course an unbudgeted cost which will need to be met from unallocated contingencies. Clearly there will also be a requirement to commit some resources in 2010/11 and that estimate will be included as part of the budget setting process this Autumn. Bidding Timetable

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Phase 1 - Selection of Host Cities by England 2018 Submission of Outline Bid Document 1st Inspection Visit by England 2018 Submission of Preliminary Bid Document 2nd Inspection Visit by England 2018 Submission of Final Bid Document Selection of Host Cities 8 July 2009 23 July 2009 25 August 2009 1 September 2009 6 November 2009 14 December 2009

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Phase 2 - Selection of Host Country by FIFA Submission of England 2018 Bid Document Inspection of candidate facilities by FIFA Evaluation Team Publication of FIFA Evaluation Team findings Presentation to six Confederations Final Presentation to FIFA Executive Committee Bid Submission 14 May 2010 July-October 2010 October 2010 Oct-December 2010 December 2010

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A report will be submitted to the Executive in October explaining the details of the Manchester bid and the elements of the Host City Agreements which England 2018 are currently requiring Host cities to endorse to underpin the details of bids. These Agreements and associated budgets will be the subject of consultation with England 2018 over the coming weeks. Final Decision

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England 2018’s Bid Book must be delivered to FIFA by 14 May 2010 and then FIFA will assess the bids. In December 2010 FIFA’s Executive Committee will select the hosts of the 2018 and the 2022 FIFA World Cups. Conclusion The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world. England 2018 has issued an invitation to cities to apply to be Candidate Host Cities and Manchester has responded positively with partners and put forward both MUFC and MCFC stadia for consideration. The detailed work to produce a high quality bid is now well underway and this report has identified the potential benefits of such a bid together with the resources needed to deliver it. Contributing to the Community Strategy (a) Performance of the economy of the region and sub region The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world and will have a beneficial impact on the local economy. (b) Reaching full potential in education and employment The hosting of the FIFA World Cup will provide opportunities for employment and training. (c) Individual and collective self esteem – mutual respect The hosting of the FIFA World Cup will provide opportunities for grass roots involvement in sport. (d) Neighbourhoods of Choice Increased involvement in sport and leisure will lead to greater use of local facilities within our neighbourhoods.

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Key Policies and Considerations (a) Equal Opportunities The hosting of the World Cup in Manchester will provide a unique opportunity to deliver an inclusive event for all the people of the city. (b) Risk Management Risk management will form a key component of our delivery plan and an update will be included in the report to October Executive. (c) Legal Considerations Under Section 2 of the Local Government Act 2000 Local Authorities may do anything which, having regard to their Community Strategies, they consider likely to promote or improve the economic, social or environmental well-being of their area or residents. Clear linkages to the spine of Manchester’s Community Strategy are set out in this report and as the bid is developed further detail of the benefits to the City in this regard of hosting the World Cup will be reported. Acceptance of the City as a Host City will involve both obligations and rights under the host city agreements. Following further discussion with England 2018 and partners over the next few weeks, a more detailed account of the likely contractual obligations will be included in the report to the Executive in October.


				
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