Legacy in major sport events: empirical insights from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa

Bason, T., Cook, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-6160-7904 and Anagnostopoulos, C., 2015. Legacy in major sport events: empirical insights from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Choregia, 11 (1), pp. 44-61. ISSN 1791-4027

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The awarding of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to South Africa was an historic moment for all of Africa as football’s biggest event travelled to the continent for the first time. This study, set five years on, seeks to identify the legacies left by the construction of two new stadiums in Durban and Cape Town. As part of the EU-funded CARNiVAL project, which seeks to investigate the legacies and impacts of hosting such events, interviews were conducted with key stakeholders involved in the planning of legacies in the two cities. Using Chappelet and Junod’s (2006) framework to analyse the legacies, this study found that Durban and Cape Town have used different strategies to leverage the legacies with differing results. Yet, both stadiums have suffered from the same issue; a seeming lack of need for two stadiums with capacities over 54,000, for domestic sport leagues which average fewer than 10,000 spectators.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Choregia
Creators: Bason, T., Cook, D. and Anagnostopoulos, C.
Publisher: Simmetria
Date: 2015
Volume: 11
Number: 1
ISSN: 1791-4027
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Nov 2018 12:08
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 12:08
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34940

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