Priming host city physical legacy plans: the bidding chronicles of Brazil's derailed sporting event infrastructure projects

Kirby, S.I. ORCID: 0000-0002-3125-8501 and Crabb, L.A.H., 2019. Priming host city physical legacy plans: the bidding chronicles of Brazil's derailed sporting event infrastructure projects. Event Management, 23 (4-5), pp. 627-640. ISSN 1525-9951

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This article presents a case study of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to explore infrastructure development and physical legacies connected to the planning, bidding, and staging of mega-sporting events. Primary data were collected in Cuiabá in two phases during the 2014 World Cup and after the event in 2015. This entailed participant observation, structured observation, document analysis, and 15 semistructured interviews with the local population, as well as current and former government and stadium employees. Following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games primary data were collected from Porto Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro. In January 2018, 15 semistructured interviews were undertaken with tour operators and cultural businesses. Significant evidence indicates the ineffectiveness of urban and rural infrastructure development and facility improvements, delays and cancellations in infrastructure programs, stadiums and venues overshooting their original costs and budgetary requirements, and controversial targeted transport interventions. Practical managerial recommendations and strategies are offered to aid the implementation, management, and maintenance of host city infrastructure during the planning, bidding, hosting, and post-sporting event phases.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Event Management
Creators: Kirby, S.I. and Crabb, L.A.H.
Publisher: Cognizant, LLC
Date: 18 September 2019
Volume: 23
Number: 4-5
ISSN: 1525-9951
Rights: All rights reserved. Copyright © 2019 Cognizant, LLC.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 26 Feb 2020 15:03
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 15:03

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