September 17th arrived, the day chosen to announce the venue for the 37 America’s Cup and Team New Zealand, the current holder of the trophy rolled up his sleeves to keep the uncertainty at bay. team lead Grant Dalton, represented by the club Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadronannounced through a statement that it expands the selection process so that candidates have time to outline the details of their offers.
“For the good of both the 37 America’s Cup and future host venues, we prefer to give us a little more time to make the right decisions rather than make hasty decisions,” says RNZYS Commodores. Aaron Young.
According to the Kiwi Union, the fact that New Zealand has been locked down due to the development of the pandemic has made it impossible for representatives of the ‘defender’ to travel to the final cities to analyze the recommendations. original sports group, a British company that has been in charge of the candidate selection process since May 2020.
Team New Zealand have also confirmed there is an offer by Wednesday Mark Dunphy America’s next Cup defense is set to take place in Auckland and it is now asking the oil magnate to take advantage of the newly added overtime to finalize the offer. Grant Dalton said, “It would be an apology for us not to explore the feasibility of a program in Auckland, and even more so if it can be fully funded locally.” However, the team’s managing director immediately stated that “to date there is no evidence” that Dunphy’s offering contained the necessary guarantees.
It should be remembered that, a month ago, billionaires Claimed to have support and financial resources for the project, until Dalton was removed from his position.. In response, Team New Zealand issued a statement dismissing the idea and endorsing the work of its CEO.
Slide offer in Spain?
On options abroad, Dalton called the fact of counting the “fundamental” “With an impressive number of potential places that will certainly go to the end, leaving solid, competitive offers on the table and firmly committed to reaching agreements in the coming weeks”.
Is there any chance that the Copa America will end in Spain? To begin with, Team New Zealand has not confirmed the name of any interested city so far, it has been the media that have found cork (Ireland), yeda (Saudi Arabia) and espa As a finalist in the selection process.
Nothing is known about the Saudi option. For its part, the government of Ireland has shown interest in hosting the 37th Copa América in its waters in 2024 and has conducted a favorable economic impact study, although it decided a few days ago to analyze the details of the project due to fears. Requested more time. It is facing an investment of 300 million euros in infrastructure.
In respect of the third applicant, 14 september (once Real Club Nutico de Valencia withdrew its offer), Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron awarded the promoters Francesco De Leo, Victor-Hugo Morne and Pablo Belturn The uniqueness of shaping a proposal from Spain.
Since then, foreign media have pointed out barcelona as a possible destination and even confirm that the promoters have the backing of the government. There is also talk of distributing the competition in various Spanish locations, thus fixing Valencia. However, he assured the local administration of both the cities this Thursday that he had no information about the said project.
Perhaps the detail that Team New Zealand has been allowed to announce where the Hundred Guinness Jug will be played will help clear up some of the unknown. First, the ‘defender’ must give candidates some guarantee that he is actually willing to leave, as more and more people think it is all one Grant Dalton’s move to put pressure on the New Zealand government and its investors and thus obtain the funding the team needs to defend the trophy in Auckland. Promoters of foreign proposals should also submit a brief roadmap to the administration so that they can study the initiative and argue for rejecting it, supporting it or taking over the reins of the project. Come on, nothing like this happened with the candidacy of Real Club Nutico de Valencia.
Although the Kiwi Federation has not specified when the venue for the 37th Copa America will be announced, it is likely that it will be known in a few days whether Spain has the institutional support to move forward in the process. No. Other candidates also have to declare their final status soon. Only then does it know which game Team New Zealand is playing; If it is a prized game of poker between different cities for an international sporting event or, conversely, it is nothing more than an amusing trillero trick in which Dalton wants to buy time to find money without leaving New Zealand.