### stuff.co.nz Last updated 22:45 15/05/2010
New stadiums part of Australia’s World Cup bid
New state of the art arenas to be built in Perth, Canberra and Blacktown in Western Sydney is part of Australia’s bid for either the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Australian bid team made their proposal to soccer’s head body in Zurich, with a legacy of $A2.8 ($NZ3.44) billion worth of infrastructure promised, which all sporting codes would benefit from as a result.
Ten host cities have been selected as part of the bid under Australia’s nationwide hosting proposal that will see World Cup matches played in six states and territories.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr