Supplementary memorandum submitted by
Birmingham City Council
Further to your letter please find enclosed
the items requested. The Bid, and a promotional video of the World
Indoor Athletics Championships 2003. Also sent under separate
cover as an e-mail is the working budget which is to go before
the Major Events Steering Group and Lottery Panel on 14 February
Much of this work is still on going and is yet to be fully completed.
You currently have the most up-to-date information available.
The re-negotiation of agreements with the IAAF
and their agents ISL, together with UK Athletics are also on going
and until many of those issues are resolved the final financial
picture will not be revealed.
The current position is that Birmingham City
Council will be looking for a substantial grant from the UK Sports
Council, towards the overall cost of the event which is likely
to be around £2.6 million.
The economic impact of this event has been investigated
by the UK Sports Council, a copy of which is also e-mailed to
you under separate cover.
The involvement of officers from UK Sport has been extremely helpful
and their early advice and experience of staging other events
has proved invaluable.
3 Not printed. Back
Not printed. Back