On day three of the program, we toured the Cape Town stadium where the 2010 World Cup was hosted. As a Sports/ Entertainment/ Events Management major, this was a once in a lifetime experience for me.
The World Cup brought a lot of improvements to the city of Cape Town. First of all, it brought billions of people to a country that was never really seen as a tourist destination before. It also improved public transportation, renovated the airports, created multiple new tourist spots in the cities and brought a lot of revenue to the business and surrounding businesses. Unfortunately in 2015, this stadium isn’t used as much as it should be. It was a great learning experience to see how sport facilities in other countries are run in comparison to American facilities. How many people can say they’ve been to a World Cup stadium?
– Nelson Mandela, the first democratically-elected president of South Africa.