Was the 2010 soccer World Cup a success?

In total, the tournament attracted 3,178, 856 spectators to the 64 games, at 10 stadiums in nine South African host cities. “The first FIFA World Cup on African soil was by all accounts a major success for a number of reasons.

What was the impact of 2010 World Cup?

For South Africa’s economy, a direct benefit of hosting the tournament was that it added 0.4% to national economic growth, translating into R38-billion that year, as estimated by the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. This occurred at a time when the rest of the world had fallen into recession.

Who sponsored the 2010 World Cup?

British Petroleum (BP) and Castrol Oil have signed deals to sponsor the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. The companies announced their decision jointly, both saying they were proud to sponsor the tournament being played on African soil.

How did the World Cup help South Africa?

The money that built the World Cup was always intended for new infrastructure,” Jordaan told Reuters in an interview. He said airports, roads and stadiums built for the tournament had proven a major boon, not only for South African sport but also its economy, notably tourism.

What is the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

FIFA declared the 2010 World Cup its most successful edition with FIFA president Sepp Blatter awarding South Africa nine out of 10 for its hosting. The tournament has improved the countries standing worldwide and South Africa now boasts world-class facilities for generations to come.

How did the World Cup impact South Africa?

What happened to the economy in 2010?

In 2010 the job market began to emerge from the most severe downturn since the Great Depression. U.S. employment is up, the layoff rate is down, and the average wage (after adjusting for inflation) has improved modestly. Progress toward full job market recovery has been achingly slow, however.