NSW to attract the world's biggest sporting events

Published: 23 Jul 2018

The NSW Government plans to bid for 10 world cups in the next 10 years.

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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