South Korea's World Cup bid committee are proposing they will ensure brand new state-of-the-art stadiums for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Secretary General of Korea’s World Cup bidding committee, Dae-Won Suh explains how the country will use existing stadiums from the 2002 World Cup, which they co-hosted with Japan, to help in the bid for the 2022 Finals:

“We have already got world-class infrastructure. In addition to that, if we have the right to host the 2022 World Cup then already several cities are offering to build the brand new and state-of-the-art stadiums with capacities in excess of 80,000 or 85,000.

"So we would have the brand new and best infrastructure in addition to the world-class infrastructures that are already in place.”

With a solid base from the previous World Cup tournament to build from Dae-Won Suh has stated South Korea are more than capable of staging the biggest football tournament on the planet.

“We believe that we can provide the best organized World Cup in 2022 for the following reasons,” he added.

“We have world-class infrastructure, we have world-class stadiums already in place and we have the best transportation system. All corners of the country and all stadiums are reachable in one hour by air and within two-and-a-half hours by high speed trains and highways and subways.

“We have the cutting-edge IT technology, which is symbolized by ‘Digital Korea’ and we can offer the best broadcast capabilities. In addition to this there is enormous passion for football on behalf of Korean football fans. We are prepared to stage the most exciting football event in 2022.”

Posted on 28/12/2009