Morocco has proposed using 14 stadiums and planning to spend 15.8 billion dollars on infrastructure if the bid sails through.
Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the country’s bid committee chairman who announced this at a news conference on Saturday said Morocoo would not build new stadiums for the tournament.
Elalamy, a government minister said the North African country would prefer to renovate and modify existing venues and add temporary capacity to others.
The country is up against a joint-bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States when world-soccer governing body FIFA’s member countries decide in Moscow on June 13 who will host the tournament eight years from now.
The book was presented to FIFA on Friday, with the central theme being making their football infrastructure sustainable after the tournament and keeping down construction costs.
At least five stadiums, termed legacy modular stadiums and with largely temporary capacity, will be downscaled after the finals to meet the specific needs of their local communities.
“The World Cup is a national priority for our government and that is why it has guaranteed the required investment in our exciting and innovative stadium plans,” added Elalamy.