Welsh Government rule out Commonwealth Games Bid

By iSportconnect | July 26, 2016

The Welsh Government have ruled out bidding to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 according to WalesOnline.

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates said that following a detailed feasibility study they have concluded it is not in a position to bid.

The last time Wales hosted the games was in 1958.

Mr Skates told WalesOnline: “We have now fully considered that feasibility study, anabolics which sets out total projected costs for a Wales bid of between £1.32bn and £1.54bn.

“Such costs would involve a huge additional financial commitment from Welsh Government over three Assembly terms.

“Given the high cost, generic our understanding that an all-Wales bid was less likely to be supported and the current funding uncertainty following the vote to leave the EU, we have reluctantly concluded that the bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is not feasible.”