Sebastian Coe will approve Barcelona’s candidacy for the 2027 World Cup


Barcelona has been seeking to organize for decades the Outdoor Athletics World Cup, the only major sporting event left in the city to celebrate and that it will be the definitive event to rekindle the 92 Games at Montjuïc. Barcelona City Council approved on November 25 – at the proposal of the ERC and with the support of the PSC – to start the machinery to present the candidacy to host the event in 2027 (in 2023 it will be held in Budapest and in 2025 in Tokyo ).

An organization whose value will reach 60 million euros and the sports councilor of the Barcelona city council, David Escudé, warns that it is a lot of money. “A city cannot assume this alone”, but he added that “we are weaving partnerships with the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and other organizations to make it viable”. For this dream to come true, it must be approved by the World Athletics (International Athletics Federation) at its world council, which will be held in December 2023. In this sense, Sebastian Coe -president of WA-, spoke for the first time about the possible candidacy at the request of Mundo Deportivo, who participated in a meeting with a group of Spanish media.

“Spain has organized our events in the past (indoor World Athletics Championships in Barcelona’95 and outdoor in Seville’99) and I am sure that it will organize more in the future”, assured the British president, who will be welcomed the one Barcelona. candidacy “We will have an evaluation committee that will visit all the cities that submitted candidacies and prepare a detailed report to choose the best option,” explained the president. Coe has already passed a test at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium as Barcelona bid to host the 2019 World Cup – losing in Doha. “We will always welcome global cities that are located in places where there is a great passion for athletics,” he said, referring to the good reports they have on athletics fans in Spain.

Coe admitted that many cities have expressed their interest in organizing the 2027 World Cup thanks to the good results obtained in Eugene, with an economic impact of 237 million euros. The deadline to submit a candidacy to World Athletics is April 1, 2023.

Source: La Verdad


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