Football: South Wales

Wales Office written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Craig Williams Craig Williams Conservative, Cardiff North

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.

Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales

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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