South Africa 2023

October 31 D-Day for World Rugby RWC 2023 recommendation

2017-10-30 11:15
World Rugby

Cape Town - World Rugby will on Tuesday, October 31, publicly confirm an independent recommendation as to which country - South Africa, France or Ireland - should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

A trio of independent companies and a World Rugby technical committee have spent the past three months analysing the commercial and technical strength of the three respective bids.

The recommendation is a guide to World Rugby’s general council members, whose vote on Wednesday, November 15, will determine the winning bidder.

South Africa’s RWC 2023 bid at a glance:

VISION AND CONCEPT

OBJECTIVES, VISION AND CONCEPT

* Make RWC 2023 the most memorable major sporting event of the year. Deliver a tournament that inspires South Africa, Africa and the World 0 Create a rugby carnival that is vibrantly African, with a countrywide atmosphere

* Honour custodianship of the tournament, celebrate the 10th RWC and rugby’s 200-year history

SUSTAINABILITY

* Major African and South African rugby legacy, with over one million Get Into Rugby participants

* Custom-built ICT Tournament Management System for continuity and re-use at future tournaments. Sporting, social, cultural and economic impact maximised, environmental impact minimised

VENUES AND HOST CITIES

TOURNAMENT DATES AND SCHEDULE

* The tournament window offers ideal climate and conditions for brilliant, entertaining rugby. Optimised schedule enhancing stakeholder welfare, with 85% of pool matches in team’s host city

MATCH VENUES AND HOST CITIES

* World-class rugby stadia, each able to host a RWC quarter-final, and four could host the final. South Africa’s infrastructure proven by FIFA 2010. Only major cities that regularly host international test matches and major events are proposed

* All our host cities offer unique tourist attractions

TEAM SERVICES

* RWC 2023 will be the most player-centric tournament, with player welfare at heart. World-class team bases with facilities exceeding requirements at each training venue

TOURNAMENT INFRASTRUCTURE

TOURNAMENT SERVICES

* Premium accommodation for all RWC stakeholders  

* Partnership with global ICT leader to inspire a global sporting audience

* Security expertise: major incident-free hosting of FIFA 2010, RWC 1995, CWC 2003, IPL 2009

BROADCAST LANDSCAPE AND MEDIA FACILITIES

Quality broadcast infrastructure, with the custom-built FIFA IBC adjacent to final venue. World-class MMC in premium conference facility, ideally located in tournament hub

RUGBY SERVICES

Integrity of the tournament assured

MARKETING, PROMOTION AND TICKETING

Rugby is a dominant national sport, with proven major event attendance. Total rugby immersion and media saturation, with no other major sports events scheduled. 2.9 million tickets available, with biggest ever RWC final

TOURNAMENT, ORGANISATION AND SCHEDULE

CONTRACTING PARTY, RESPONSIBILITY FOR DELIVERY AND TOURNAMENT ORGANISATION

* The LOC is a wholly owned subsidiary, jointly and severally liable with SA Rugby

* SA Rugby retains full power and legal ability to direct LOC decisions

OTHER MAJOR EVENTS

* One of only two countries to host Rugby, Soccer and Cricket World Cups

* Highly profitable and acclaimed host of 2010 Soccer World Cup

COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT

* Proven, experienced and supportive National government and host cities

* 10 SA Rugby commitments, partnering with RWCL to deliver 2023’s biggest global sporting spectacle

LEGISLATION AND CUSTOMS

Modern major event legislation already in place ensuring optimal tournament delivery

FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY

* Lower local costs enable highest quality LOC tournament delivery and increased RWCL profit. Ticketing model ensuring maximum attendance

* South Africa generated 15% more profit for FIFA during 2010 than Germany in 2006

COMMERCIAL RIGHTS

* Modern commercial rights legal framework and protection already in place

GUARANTEES

* Tournament fee of £160m guaranteed. All match venues clean, with exclusive use for the entire tournament    

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