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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 7th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
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    Liverpool loses out to Birmingham.
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    • 7th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
    Liverpool loses out to Birmingham. 7th Sep 17 at 12:17 PM
    It's just been announced that Liverpool has lost out to Birmingham to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Not to many details yet to know why the Govt chose Birmingham. Shame, but well done Birmingham, hope it's a success for you. Birmingham already have their main stadium, ours are only in the planning stage, so i suppose that was an important factor. Part of Liverpool plans was to have a floating swimming pool within the dock, that would have been exciting to see.
    Well, there's always next time.
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 7th Sep 17, 12:41 PM
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    Hope it goes better than the Brum 1992 Olympic bid, commiserations to Liverpool.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 7th Sep 17, 1:02 PM
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    Listening to the local radio phone-in, lots of callers are pleased because of what it was going to cost. Callers have been saying the Council wasted £1m just to put the bid in, and that money could have been better spent.

    Update from Bbc:
    The cost of hosting would be an estimated £500m-£680m, with 75% coming from the Treasury and 25% needing to come from Birmingham City Council. This would be the biggest sum to be spent on staging a sports event in England since the £8.9bn on the 2012 Olympics in London.
    There would also need to be a contingency fund of about £100m. Ticket sales and sponsorship would also be expected to bring in at least £120m.
    This expenditure won't be without controversy given Birmingham's recent bin workers' strike dispute and concerns over the cost of Brexit - but some experts say the economic benefits of hosting the event will cover the costs.

    Be interesting to find out what the Birmingham tax payer think.
    Last edited by SamsReturn; 07-09-2017 at 1:13 PM.
    • Arshad 00
    • By Arshad 00 7th Sep 17, 2:47 PM
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    Arshad 00
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    Great news for Liverpool taxpayers.
    • Dr.Rock
    • By Dr.Rock 7th Sep 17, 3:28 PM
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    It's not to host the games, just to be the city the UK are bidding to host it in.
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