Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide
Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Every 12 years is a bit much for Australia. Let someone else have a go.
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2022 games may be up for grabs, with few others to likely to grab at it. I think Durban will still go ahead, but if not we'd be in for shot even despite the previous games having been in Gold Coast. Most cities just don't have the capacity/ambition to host anymore whereas we do and can use the event to catalyse developments we need sooner.World: Durban may be unable to host 2022 Commonwealth Games, says minister
There isn't enough political capital to go for it at the momentSRW wrote:2022 games may be up for grabs, with few others to likely to grab at it. I think Durban will still go ahead, but if not we'd be in for shot even despite the previous games having been in Gold Coast. Most cities just don't have the capacity/ambition to host anymore whereas we do and can use the event to catalyse developments we need sooner.World: Durban may be unable to host 2022 Commonwealth Games, says minister
From: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/com ... 6763f7e89eAdelaide City Council gives ‘in-principle support’ to host 2030 Commonwealth Games here
A FUTURE bid for Adelaide to host the Commonwealth Games will be supported by the City Council.
The Advertiser last week revealed a renewed push for the city to bring the games to Adelaide because of the infrastructure and economic boost it would give the state.
Prominent businessman, sports sponsor and Liberal Party donor Rob Gerard, AO, on Tuesday night fronted a council meeting to back the council’s leadership on hosting the games.
Mr Gerard also advocated for a games village to be built on the Women’s and Children’s Hospital site, and said securing the 2030 games was more achievable than 2026.
“This state has had too many knocks, we have been losing too much and the worst part was losing General Motors Holden ... we died as a state and we need something to lift us,” he said.
“The village will be terrific ... it should be built on the site of the Children’s Hospital when they move it.
“We could build six towers, sell all the units.”
Mr Gerard said once the council was on board, both the opposition and government “must sign a document to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association to say we want the games”.
City councillor Houssam Abiad on Tuesday made an amendment to Cr Phil Martin’s motion, which received unanimous “in-principle support” to a bid by Commonwealth Games Australia for Adelaide to host the games.
He also requested that Lord Mayor Martin Haese writes to the relevant State Government representatives to encourage their support and asked for administration to present the attributes and opportunities of such a bid to elected members.
Mr Martin said it was “no secret that the Commonwealth Games authority’s have been to Adelaide and checked out our facilities and my understanding is that they were impressed with what the city has to offer,” he said.
“We already have a lot of the infrastructure to handle the games.
“For example, gymnastics, track and field, and rugby could be handled within current infrastructure.
“We have the convention centre, the Adelaide oval and there’s a new tennis centre on the way as well.”
There is a long history of Olympic and Commonwealth Games infrastructure being underused after the events.
Well it's a pretty easy money laundering scam.. But those sort of things don't really happen when the games are hosted in developed countriesHooligan wrote: ↑Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:30 pm
State Government requests feasibility report into Adelaide hosting 2026 Commonwealth Games
8 March 2019, AdelaideNow
The State Government has declared it wants to bring the Commonwealth Games to Adelaide if it makes economic sense and has commissioned a report into the cost and merit of hosting the 12-day international sporting event.
In the most significant step towards SA potentially bidding for the 2026 Games, cabinet this week agreed to move from a discussion to feasibility phase after meeting with the UK-based Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) late last year.
An independent firm will work with the Office of Recreation and Sport to complete a statewide sporting infrastructure report by October.
Within that will be a recommendation to government of whether Adelaide is in a position to bid for the Games and at what cost.
Adelaide remains the Australian Commonwealth Games Association’s (ACGA) preferred city for 2026 and bids must be finalised by the end of the year.
Sports Minister Corey Wingard told The Advertiser he wanted the Games in Adelaide if it meant more jobs, economic growth and left a sporting and infrastructure legacy.
“We know the Commonwealth Games community is really keen on Adelaide as a host city but we need to see if that fits and is the right thing for South Australia,” Mr Wingard said.
“I’m a sports fan, I want any sporting event in South Australia, I’m a sports nut and I think any sports nut would want it.
“But from a state perspective we want to make sure it stacks up and there are benefits for South Australia.
“We know we need to have a strong economy, we have a big focus on creating jobs and having an economic benefit out of any investment we make.
“So as a sports fan, yes I want it, but we want to make sure there is economic benefit and job-creation opportunities.”
Mr Wingard said if not for 2026 then SA would consider 2030 or 2034. The next Games in 2022 will be in Birmingham in the UK and 2030 is expected to go to Canada to mark the 100th anniversary of the birthplace of the Empire Games.
“Coming into government we looked at this straight away and I went to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (last April) then I asked ‘well what work has been done?’” Mr Wingard said.
“And sadly no work had been done. When you look at the opportunities on the horizon 2026 is the immediate one and it’s a tight turnaround to get all the work done for that.
“But we made a commitment we would have a look at it and leave no stone unturned exploring if that’s right for South Australia.
“We’ll have an eye on 2030 and 2034 as well as we do this work and just work out whether it’s 2026 or beyond that might be better, or is it not the right time and would we be better off investing in other projects and events.”
ACGA president Ben Houston said he welcomed the government’s decision to investigate hosting the Games.
“Commonwealth Games Australia wants to see the Games return to Australia, it’s important for our athletes and our member sports and as we’ve seen recently on the Gold Coast, hosting the Games can deliver great legacy benefits to communities,” Mr Houston said.
“Adelaide is a very strong case and the CGF’s requirements are for a feasibility study to be completed. In announcing the decision to commission that, South Australia has a head start.”
Adelaide is the only major capital city in Australia not to have hosted the Games after Melbourne (2006), Brisbane (1982), Perth (1962) and Sydney (1938).
An economic report by the Queensland Government into last year’s Gold Coast Games is set to be released on April 5 to mark one year since the event.
It is expected to detail a $2.5 billion boost to the state’s economy, of which $1.8 billion was injected directly into the Gold Coast.
It’s been estimated the Gold Coast Games cost $2bn ($1bn on capital and $1bn on operations) which Mr Wingard described as “excessive”.
That included significant spend on infrastructure such as extending the light rail and building a new velodrome and multiple venues on the Coast, and the CGF has since changed the delivery model of the Games to keep costs for host cities down.
The CGF visited Adelaide twice late last year and declared it largely ‘Games ready’.
“Around the world they are trying to bring down the cost of the Games because they have been getting out of control,” Mr Wingard said.
“You’ve got to look at legacy infrastructure, the Gold Coast had their tramline and knowledge precinct around the (Griffith) university and whatever else so it’s ‘what else would we be left with in South Australia?’.”
Mr Wingard would not confirm whether Adelaide needed a new inner-city stadium to host the Games, which would then host sports such as basketball, netball, tennis and concerts thereafter.
“That’s the work that needs to be done (in the infrastructure report),” he said.
“I have a vision to make South Australia a premier sporting state in the nation and in the world, we need to shoot high, so what is it that we need to get us there?
“From a grassroots level to a pathway level to the elite level, but we need a plan.
“Let’s get the right infrastructure in the right place, get more people playing, grow the grassroots, grow the pathway and the elite level.
“And then also the bigger stadium pitches for what’s going to get the best return for South Australia and see what’s on the table.
“We want to attract big events like we’ve already done with the WTA and ATP (tennis).
“We’ve done it with the Tour Down Under and we want to look at events like that which we can get to South Australia and grow.”