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Have a ball in Spinningfields – Tuesday 1 September 2009

Massive free party to support Manchester’s claim to be a host city for England’s 2018 World Cup Bid

Published on August 28th 2009.

Manchester Confidential has moved to Spinningfields and to mark the occasion Marketing Manchester has decided to hold a massive free event.

On Tuesday 1 September there’ll be a big bash to highlight Manchester’s campaign to be a host city for England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup bid.

That’s the key. It’s inconceivable that Manchester would not host games should England be successful in gaining the 2018 games. It’d be bad wrong.

As part of the festivities local hip-hop band and football fanatics Kid British will perform a fifteen-minute live set, including tracks from their latest mini-album, ‘It was this or football’, at Hardman Boulevard in the centre of Spinningfields.

The event will also include a couple of celebrity football guests who will ‘demonstrate their support for the 2018 campaign’ in a to-be-confirmed way. Maybe they’ll donate a Bentley for charity or auction a WAG.

The event begins at 5.30pm and is expected to last for an hour. You can even pledge your support for Manchester’s bid at www.manchesterworldsport.com

City supporting Council Leader Sir Richard Leese, said: “Manchester is renowned around the globe for its footballing and musical heritage so it’s great that this event is combining the two.

“The World Cup is arguably the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet and bringing it to Manchester would make for an unforgettable occasion. We believe we have impeccable credentials to be a host city, including a unique bid using the stadia of both Manchester clubs.

“But other cities are vying for the right to host World Cup games if England’s bid is successful and it’s really important that people here show how much we want it.”

The boss of Marketing Manchester, Andrew Stokes also had something to say about the matter. “As well as having two of the world’s most highly acclaimed football teams,” he said, “Manchester boasts an excellent infrastructure in terms of stadia, transport, training facilities and accommodation. We’re also proud to have the legacy of hosting six major international sporting events in 2008, which attracted over 300,000 visitors. It’s important that Manchester is part of England’s 2018 bid because a World Cup in this country without the city would be completely unthinkable.”

That’s the key. It’s inconceivable that Manchester would not host games should England be successful in gaining the 2018 games. It’d be bad wrong.

Still there's no point in being complacent. After all it seemed impossible that Old Trafford would miss out on an Ashes Test this year – although that arose through a very different set of circumstances. Come down to Spinningfields, show your support and enjoy the free show.

And by the way, just in case you're very gullible, the event isn't really being held to mark our move to new offices.

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PhilboAugust 28th 2009.

"...“As well as having two of the world’s most highly acclaimed football teams,”..." This is the funniest thing I've read all day!!!

SteAugust 28th 2009.

How does he count two acclaimed teams . . . . are we counting City's Reserves as well?!

smittyAugust 28th 2009.

Back the bid! http://www.manchesterworldsport.com

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