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Table 3: Respondent’s level of agreement in Athlone (A) and Green Point (GP) towards statements pertaining to key aspects of venue and 2010 event (in %)

SD

D

N

A

SA

A

GP

A

GP

A

GP

A

GP

A

GP

2010 LEGACIES

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the best ever and leave positive legacies for South Africa

4

-

3

10

13

9

29

44

41

37

PUBLIC MONEY

Too much public money will be spent on the 2010 event that could be spent on other activities

27

26

23

30

13

10

25

19

12

15

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

The event will be a major boost for economic development in the areas where stadiums are located  

2

3

3

4

6

12

50

35

39

46

The 2010 event will be good for local business (increases turnover)

2

3

3

3

1

5

48

49

46

40

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

The standard of living for communities located close to the stadia will increase as a result of the 2010 World Cup

5

7

7

9

17

17

49

41

22

26

The event will stimulate training and skills development for members of the community where events are held

3

3

11

8

20

17

44

47

22

25

The community will benefit directly from the 2010 event

5

6

7

7

11

19

44

36

33

32

Only some members of the community will benefit from the 2010 event/ the 2010 event will increase social inequity

3

6

19

16

9

17

24

32

45

29

DISRUPTION TO LOCAL RESIDENTS

The 2010 event will disrupt the lives of local residents and create inconvenience

28

11

14

36

15

13

33

23

10

17

The 2010 event will cause traffic congestion and parking difficulties

14

11

21

31

11

12

35

30

19

16

The 2010 event will create excessive noise in the community

16

11

22

29

15

17

31

31

16

12

Crime will be a major problem during the 2010 World Cup

9

6

10

13

17

16

32

34

32

31

PRICE

During the 2010 event period, the overall cost of living will increase around the stadia locations

6

6

5

7

14

22

41

36

34

29

Table 4 indicates how respondents see their involvement in the 2010 World Cup. Twenty percent of the respondents in Athlone and 13% in Green Point stated that they were uncertain or did not know. More than half of the respondents (58% in Athlone and 53% in Green Point) viewed their involvement mainly as spectators at the football matches. A significant proportion of the respondents (16% in Athlone and 24% in Green Point) anticipate income generating opportunities linked to the event. A further 15% of the respondents see their involvement as

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