15 Dec 2023

Auckland reaps economic benefit from FIFA World Cup

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 15 December 2023

This year's FIFA World Cup has proved to be a winner both on and off the field. According to a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment impact evaluation report, the tournament delivered a net economic benefit to Aotearoa of more than 100-million dollars. All four New Zealand host cities reaped the rewards - in Auckland which hosted nine games at Eden Park - visitors spent almost 50-million dollars. Richard Clarke is the director of arts, entertainment and events at Tataki Auckland Unlimited and joins us.