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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old August 10th, 2004, 19:47 Thread Starter
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FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 - News

It was announced today that the 2007 Championship will take place in six major stadiums in at least four major regions across Canada. Tentative dates are July 1-22, 2007.

The immediate impact of the announcement is that it fulfills the condition required for the granting of $35 million by the federal and Ontario governments towards the rebuilding of Toronto's Varsity Stadium, which will be used as one of the venues.

I suppose it also means we won't have to qualify to take part in the tournament.
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Our hosting rights are now in serious jeopardy following the decision to stop the rebuilding of Varsity Stadium due to cost overruns.

In my opinion the CSA has badly bungled this whole thing. Yet another item to add to the long list of reasons why the CSA executive should resign.
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Varsity was not stopped because of cost overruns. The cost was going to be handled by a commercial loan from the Argos and the students would not have payed a penny. This time it's not the CSA's fault, it's those snobs from Trinity College. The U of T pullout was political...these freakin' nerds were worried about the noise...the noise! The fact that their on Bloor & St. George doesn't bother them though. Noise...from about 20 football and soccer games per year? BS. You worry about noise, close the freakin' window, fool. Now York will get the stadium. York. I thought we were better than York.
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which major stadiums are they?
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A total of six cities will co-host the Youth Championship, including Edmonton and Toronto, as well as four additional cities to be selected on May 4, 2005.

The CSA has received letters of intent from Calgary, Hamilton, Laval, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg.
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Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and either QC or Ottawa will be chosen.

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How will Vancouver qualify as a host city?

Swangard Stadium currently doesn't meet FIFA requirements.

The Burnaby NewsLeader reports that Swangard's capacity would have to be expanded from the current maximum 7,000 - which is accomplished with the use of temporary seats - to 10,000. At least three luxury boxes would have to be provided, as would facilities to accommodate at least 100 media members. In the past, when any discussion of expansion of Swangard has been raised the City of Burnaby, which owns and operates Swangard, has balked because of the impact on Central Park as well as the minimal amount of parking in the area.

"It's very difficult for the City of Burnaby to seemingly support professional or international soccer events," said Keith Ryan, executive director of B.C. Soccer.

Other options for B.C. Soccer, said Ryan, were importing grass temporarily into B.C. Place or hoping the Vancouver Whitecaps announce plans to build their own facility, something that has been widely discussed and speculated for the last two years.

"At the moment we don't have a stadium that meets the requirements of this bid," said Ryan. "It's a great boon for a city economically that wants to hold it."
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Ottawa is considered to have an excellent chance of being selected as a host city.

From an article in the Ottawa Citizen:

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Frank Clair Stadium, which seats 28,826, is one of only two FIFA recommended artificial surfaces (FieldTurf) in Canada. The basic CSA criteria calls for a 10,000-seat stadium with natural grass or a FIFA-approved artificial surface.

Kevan Pipe, the CSA chief operating officer, has viewed Ottawa as a valuable site for international games for many years, since Frank Clair Stadium has sufficient seating, no track around the field and is centrally located with good parking.

"This is the huge advantage Ottawa has over the other sites," Pipe said.
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i sure hope ottawa gets choosen, the stadium we have is sick
BTW when do qualifications begin??
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Calgary and Winnipeg have withdrawn their bids to be host cities for the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2007.

Edmonton and Toronto have already been pre-determined as the two major venues.

The remaining nine cities who have submitted letters of intent to host one of the four remaining venues are Hamilton, Laval, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Winners will be announced May 4.
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Hamilton and London have withdrawn their bids... stay tuned.
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Hamilton and London have withdrawn their bids... stay tuned.
Toronto is not looking to good at the moment either. If the Stadium gets a go ahead and the building starts in October then we will keep the tournament, if not expect Canada to lose it, to Asia.
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It looks as if Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton will be the main stadium for the 2007 tournament.- read article.
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Im sure Ottawa will get a spot. Frank Clair stadium is perfect for this type of event. Its not too big yet not too small, and the field is as good as it gets.
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Wednesday May 4

Official announcement expected today that Montreal will build a new 10,000-seat soccer stadium for the Impact and for the 2007 World Junior tournament, located in the Technoparc.

UPDATE: ...news out of Montreal today that the Saputo family will build a privately-funded 13,500-seat soccer specific stadium in Montreal. The new facility will be used as one of the host sites for the FIFA World Youth Championship Canada 2007. The stadium will also be the future home of the defending A-League champion Montreal Impact who now play in the USL First Division.

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The six host cities will be Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria, it was announced today.

The first match will be on July 1 (Canada Day), 2007 in Toronto. The final will be on July 22, either in Toronto or Edmonton (bet on Edmonton).
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Despite the Argos staying in the Rogers Centre the new stadium at York WILL be built. This is great news finally an adequate soccer stadium in Toronto!

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(CP) - A look at the host cities for the 2007 World Youth Championship of soccer:

Toronto: Plans still call for a new 20,000-seat stadium at York University. Surface will be artificial.

Edmonton: Commonwealth Stadium. Canada's largest stadium, with capacity of more than 60,000. Grass surface.

Vancouver: Games will either be at Swangard Stadium in suburban Burnaby, expanded to 13,000 seats, or 10,000-to 15,000-seat temporary facility to be built in downtown area. Grass surface.

Victoria: Centennial Stadium, 5,000 capacity but can be expanded to 25,000. Grass Surface.

Montreal: New 13,500-seat Saputo Stadium. Also existing Claude Robillard Centre could be used. Both grass surfaces.

Ottawa: Frank Clair Stadium, capacity just under 29,000. Artificial surface.
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