OC inspection tour visits Magdeburg and Wolfsburg

The Organising Committee (OC) of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ made an encouraging visit today, Wednesday 13 August 2008, to inspect the stadiums in Magdeburg and Wolfsburg.

The OC delegation, comprising Chief Coordinator Ulrich Wolter, Head of Cities and Stadiums Winfried Nass, Head of Communications Jens Grittner and Head of Marketing Doris Fitschen, were on hand to discuss the FIFA Women's World Cup planning with representatives of the two cities and stadiums, including such core topics as infrastructure, safety and transport.

"Magdeburg and Wolfsburg submitted very professional applications," said Wolter. "It is their clear aim to be host cities for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. When it comes to choosing stadiums, we will certainly have an embarrassment of riches."

The OC team visited stadiums in Sinsheim, Augsburg and Dresden last week and will be doing likewise in Bielefeld and Bochum this Thursday.

The 11 candidate cities have until 19 September 2008 to sign and submit what is known as the Host City Agreement to the OC in Frankfurt along with their stadium rental contract. At midday on 30 September 2008, the host cities will be officially presented in Berlin - exactly 1,000 days before the tournament kicks off.