Fifa World Cup 2010 Mega Project

Topics: 2010 FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup, Association football Pages: 13 (3265 words) Published: March 31, 2012
2010 FIFA World Cup Mega Project Analysis


Liezl Troskie

Project Management


Mr Msizi Cele


1. Introduction 2

2. The Organisation 3

3. Major Stakeholders of the FIFA World Cup 2010 4

4. The Project Structure 5

5. Various Role Players within the FIFA World Cup 2010 6

6. Project Timeline 7

7. Conclusion 8

8. References 9
1. Introduction:

FIFA made a historic decision in 2004 to stage the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa. This event meant for South Africa massive investment infrastructure projects throughout the country. President Thabo Mbeki emphasized that the foundation of the country’s bid for the tournament was purposed to produce growth and development for Africa in the 21st century. “We want, on behalf of our continent, to stage an event that will send ripples of confidence from the Cape to Cairo – an event that will create social and economic opportunities throughout Africa. We want to ensure that one day, historians will reflect upon the 2010 World Cup as a moment when Africa stood tall and resolutely turned the tide on centuries of poverty and conflict. We want to show that Africa’s time has come”.

The South Africa Government was committed to making the event “the best World Cup ever” and promised to deliver on all the commitments to FIFA. The success of 2010 depended on the effectiveness of the host cities in delivering the necessary infrastructures and services, and managing these events. Nine South African cities were host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the tournament’s 64 matches were played in 10 stadiums.

* Cape Town - Green Point Stadium
* Durban - Moses Mabhida Stadium
* Port- Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Stadium
* Johannesburg - Soccer City Stadium
* Johannesburg - Ellis Park Stadium
* Mpumalanga Nelspruit - Mbombela Stadium
* Pretoria - Loftus Versfeld Stadium
* Bloemfontein - Free State Stadium
* Rustenburg - Royal Bafokeng Stadium
* Polokwane - Peter Mokabo Stadium

It was not only the host cities and stadiums that needed funding for infrastructure projects, the Budget also provided funds for non-infrastructure projects – such as sports and reactions programmes, arts and culture programmes, policing and emergency medical services. The Government’s direct investment of R17.4 billion in the World Cup was part of the larger scope of programmes between 2006 and 2010. Over that time-period the government invested more than R400, billion in the countries infrastructure from rail freight services and energy production, to communications, airports and ports of entry.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th soccer World Cup. It took place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. I will therefore conduct a desktop analysis on this mega-project of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and will be analyzing the project structure, organizations and various role players. The major stakeholders and how they were managed as well as the project timeline and how project tasks were achieved will also be discussed.

2. The Organisation:

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) was responsible for bringing the World Cup 2010 to South Africa. In partnership with the Local Organising Committee (LOC), the South African Football Association (SAFA), various national...
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