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NSW to attract the world's biggest sporting events

23 July 2018
The NSW Government plans to bid for 10 world cups in the next 10 years.
Rugby World Cup

Jobs and tourism will receive a huge boost if the NSW Government is successful in attracting some of the world’s biggest sporting events to the state.

The government will pitch to host 10 major events, including:

  • Rugby League Nines World Cup 2019
  • Men’s ICC World T20 2020
  • Women’s ICC World T20 2020
  • ATP Tennis World Team Cup 2020-2030
  • Women's Rugby World Cup 2021
  • UCI Road World Cycling Championships 2022
  • FIFA Women's World Cup 2023
  • Men's Rugby World Cup 2027
  • Netball World Cup 2027
  • Rugby League World Cup 2029

The events would inject at least $1 billion into the economy, with the Men’s Rugby World Cup estimated to trigger $578 million in visitor spend.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the events would bring sports fans from around the world to NSW.

“It will be a massive boost for our hotels, restaurants, bars and tourism operators,” Mr Marshall said.

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