Grant Thornton has worked extensively on projects related to the 2010 Soccer World Cup including economic impacts and stadium feasibilities. In addition various studies have been completed for multi-functional sports venues and within the motor racing sector and golf sector. Specific assignments include:
Assisted BKS (Pty) Ltd with a viability study for the development of a new sports stadium and an office and retail precinct surrounding the stadium in the Cape Town Metro to stage matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The study involved determining the appropriate sizing for the stadium and then estimating the financial and social impacts that flow from the development of the stadium in the Metro.
Review of the financial and operating projections of the proposed new sports stadium and complex for Kaizer Chiefs (local soccer team) in Krugersdorp.
Ethekwini Municipality and SAIL
Economic impact assessment of a proposed motorsport venue to be located in the greater Durban area.
AA Racing (now SAIL)
Economic impact studies of possible future Formula 1 Grand Prix events in South Africa for use as lobbying tools in negotiations to host such an event, as well as economic impact studies of the Grand Prix actually hosted at Kyalami in 1992 and 1993.
Chintsa River Golf Estate
Market and financial feasibility study for a proposed luxury hotel, conference and spa development within the proposed Chintsa Rover Golf Estate.