Organization of the event will cost $ 20 million and will be funded with money provided by FIFA, the Government and the private sector.
Of the four sites submitted for the cup, (the National Stadium in San Jose, Alejandro Morera Soto Alajuela, the Edgardo Baltodano in Liberia and Miguel Lito Pérez in Puntarenas), Liberia and Puntarenas are those which will receive major investments.
"This is a challenge not only for the Soccer Federation, but for the whole country. FIFA will provide a significant amount of money, the government additional funds and the rest from sponsors; but the important thing here is that at end of the event the country will have four first level stadiums," said to Nacion.com Rodolfo Villalobos, treasurer of the Soccer Federation.
Government and sports officials point to "paperwork" as the culprit for the delay in construction or improvements of the stadiums required by FIFA.
On the website of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) it states that "Given that there have been several unanticipated delays in the construction of stadiums, FIFA, in agreement with the Costa Rican Football Federation, has had no option but to move the site of the FIFA U-17 World Cup next year. "
Taking advantage of the potential of sporting events to generate revenue for the tourism industry requires joint planning between the sectors involved.
Sporting events move people within and across borders. And usually the power of the consumption of those who travel to see their favorite team or athlete, is not exploited by anyone except street vendors that beset the stadium’s gates.
Between April 2012 and March 2013, surfing generated revenues of $20 million for the tourism sector, which is twice what the country received five years ago.
Elsalvador.com reports that "according to a study funded by the program All Invest and developed by Grupo Amate in coordination with the Corporation of Exporters of El Salvador (Coexport), the sport has boosted tourism and investment in the approximately 200 kilometers of Salvadoran coast between the beaches Las Flores and Mizata ".
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