Football: South Wales:Written question - 909080

(Cardiff North)

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Asked on: 28 February 2017
Wales Office
Football: South Wales
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of holding (a) the 2017 Champions League Final and (b) similar events on the economy of Cardiff and the surrounding south Wales area.
Answered by: Alun Cairns
Answered on: 08 March 2017

Hosting the final of the world’s biggest annual sporting event will undoubtedly bring a huge economic benefit to the whole of Wales. It is estimated it will bring £45m into the Cardiff economy alone and the eyes of the world will be on Wales with an anticipated global TV audience of around 180 million. That is why the UK Government played a critical part by providing the required guarantees to UEFA.

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