Serial money wasting buffoon, Stephen Wray, the unemployable idiot the Lib Dems put in charge of our World Cup bid can’t add up.
His bizarre press release sent out at the dead of night on Friday clearly says:
Costs to the city of approximately £17 million include an estimated £8 million to pay for temporary additional stadium seating (to increase seating up to 40,000 for World Cup matches), £2 million for transport costs, £2 million for marketing, and £2 million project management, including legal and financial advice in the lead up to the competition.
But this is wrong. According to the World Cup 2018 UK bid overview document for host cities published by the FA, the basic cost to a host city is around £15m (see for yourself it’s on page 30 above).
So if we’re also forking out an extra £8m for seating, not included in the FA’s figures, that makes a total of £23m!