Sport Stadia, Sporting Events and Urban Development: International Experience and the Ambitions of Durban
Stan Du Plessis
Stellenbosch University - Economics
University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
March 6, 2009
Urban Forum, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2009
The paper considers the stadium construction and infrastructure projects underway for World Cup 2010. We ask whether and under which conditions hosting such an event (along with the new facilities and infrastructural development required) will have positive effects on urban development. By analysing the stadium project in Durban, the paper also presents evidence on whether such positive effects may be enhanced by the attempt to create an image effect by seeking outstanding architectural quality of the new stadia.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 18, 2009
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