WELLINGTON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — Communities across New Zealand will benefit from newly upgraded sports facilities as a result of New Zealand co-hosting the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a government minister said on Friday. rice field.
The government will invest around NZ$19 million (US$11.1 million) to upgrade 30 of the 32 potential sports venues scheduled for the tournament, including pitches, lighting, facility enhancements and gender-neutral changing rooms. The Minister of Sports and Recreation said that it is supporting the upgrade of Grant Robertson.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Robertson said venues and local councils also contributed to the cost of these upgrades.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the biggest women’s sporting event on the planet,” said Robertson, adding that hosting an event of this magnitude would bring significant social and economic benefits to New Zealand and help the country grow. She added that she will leave a lasting legacy for football and women’s sport.
These upgrades are important to ensure tournament success, but they also benefit the communities, football clubs and many different sporting codes that use these facilities. This is another great reason to invest in them.
“They will also put us in a stronger position when bidding to host major international events in the future,” he added.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup will run from 20 July to 20 August 2023.
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