|SAFA boss fears World Cup white elephants|
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:46
CEO of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Leslie Sedibe, has said he is concerned that some World Cup stadiums could be pricing themselves out of the market.
Sedibe said there was a real danger that some of the stadiums that were used as venues for this summer's Fifa World Cup could now become white elephants because the cost of hiring them out is too big.
Sedibe said: "We are worried about the cost of hiring certain World Cup stadiums.
"We told parliament recently we will use the stadiums built for the World Cup as part of the legacy from the global event and we accept they have to be sustainable, but the problem is the high cost of hiring these venues.
"There has to be a balance if we are to benefit from our World Cup legacy."