The Women’s World Cup is expected to bring a big windfall to the Vancouver economy.
The City of Vancouver has roughed out the numbers and expects an estimated 37-million-dollar impact on the local economy as the result of hosting nine matches.
Councillor Andrea Reimer says the City’s invested two-million-dollars in the event….
“which will go primarily to the fan zone but we also put some money into a legacy fund ’cause we also want to make sure even as we’re having a good time celebrating the month of the soccer event that there was a significant legacy left for women and girls in particularly soccer but across all sports in Vancouver and in the Lower Mainland.”
Councillor Andrea Reimer says people from all over the world will be here for the month-long event….
“because we’re hosting we’re going to have a lot of people staying in our hotels, we’re very fortunate to be hosting one of the U.S. games, U.S. vs. Nigeria we expect that will draw a lot of people from south of the border, we know there’s already been a heavy demand on ticket sales and hotel rooms.”
Meanwhile, Reimer says there’s an ever-increasing number of kids who play soccer and she says having enough fields is always a challenge where land is so valuable.