Zurich is official candidate for European Championships 2014

01.12.2009 World

The City Zurich is the official candidate for European Championships 2014. The bidding committee will deliver to European Athletics all necessary documents until end of this month.

The works on the bid started one year ago and now all is confirmed. Media recieved this information on Thursday during a function at Letzigrund Stadium. Kanton and City parliaments are supporting the bid heavily and are guaranteeing possible financial deficits. Total planned budget is 37 millions Swiss Francs. The CEO of bidding committee is Weltklasse meet director Patrick Magyar. Involved in the project is also the second biggest one day meeting in the country Athletissima of Lausanne. Currently there is no other candidate known for 2014 European championships, EA decision is expected early May 2010. Provisional dates for the event are August 5-10, 2014. It is expected that in total 150 000 spectators will follow the competitions.  There is also a plan to increase the capacity to 28 400 by 3000 temporary seats.

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