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Canberra Eyes The World (Cup) Empty Canberra Eyes The World (Cup)

Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:58 pm

CANBERRA A-League bid leader Ivan Slavich insists the capital's push for spot number 12 in the competition is 'still on track' as he delights in the ACT government's plans for a World Cup stadium.
The ACT Government announced its plans to host World Cup football last week and revealed an exciting future for sports fans in the Canberra region.

Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval would both be upgraded and a new stadium built at a cost of more than $350m should Australia be successful in winning the right to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

Slavich said: "The plans to build a new football stadium are visionary and will unite all codes of sport in the region. Football fans will be delighted to see the legacy that a successful World Cup bid would bring.

"I note the positive response from the Brumbies and Canberra Raiders leadership and feel all codes can benefit.

"We saw what the Sydney Olympics did for the reputation of Australia and the World Cup can do the same.

"It would be wonderful to have a Stadium designed specifically for football. Football is renowned across the world for its special atmosphere and I believe the proposed new stadium would increase the passion of the Canberra home crowd in all codes.

"Clearly we want to have a football team to take advantage of the expected further growth in football in Australia.

"Canberra A-League is on track to win the twelfth spot in the A-League but we recognise the quality of the other bids. We are hopeful of a decision in coming weeks.

"We are aiming to get as many Foundation Members signed up as possible before the decision is made and if you haven't signed up yet I would urge all sports fans from the surrounding regions to join us now and show your support for Canberra sport."

It is expected that a Melbourne bid will be confirmed as team number 11 for the A-League with Canberra, Western Sydney, South Coast and Tasmania battling it out for the 12th spot.


it's good to see a little more publicity for the canberra bid after the western sydney bid was unveiled this week.
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