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Legislation #: 910255 Introduction Date: 3/7/1991
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/14/1991
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZMAYOR BERKLEY
Title: Declaring support for the efforts of the Kansas City Organizing Committee to have the City designated a 1994 World Cup venue site and agreeing to provide governmental services necessary for the success of the event.

Legislation History
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3/7/1991

Prepare to Introduce

3/7/1991

Referred Finance Committee

3/13/1991

Immediate Adoption

3/14/1991

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 910255

 

Declaring support for the efforts of the Kansas City Organizing Committee to have the City designated a 1994 World Cup venue site and agreeing to provide governmental services necessary for the success of the event.

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WHEREAS, upon application made by the United States Soccer Federation (the "Federation"), the recognized national governing body for soccer within the United States, the Federation Internationale de Football Association ("FIFA"), the world governing body for soccer, has designated the United States as host country for the 1994 World Cup, the world's largest single sport event; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has within its jurisdiction facilities and premises, access roads, thoroughfares and other areas which may be used for the purposes of organizing, financing, promoting, accommodating, staging and conducting the 1994 World Cup and its related activities; and

 

WHEREAS, hosting the 1994 World Cup will generate international goodwill, enhance the worldwide renown and prestige of Kansas City, produce new jobs and create substantial beneficial economic and fiscal activity; and

 

WHEREAS, the World Cup '94 Organizing Committee (the "Organizing Committee"), the entity authorized by FIFA and the Federation to organize and stage the 1994 World Cup, has requested a declaration of support from the Council of Kansas City and certain guarantees concerning the performance of reasonably necessary governmental services in connection with the event as part of the formal bid made by Kansas City to be designated as a 1994 World Cup venue; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of Kansas City is keenly interested in bringing World Cup Soccer to Kansas City consistent with its authority and powers under the Missouri Constitution; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Council of Kansas City welcomes the 1994 World Cup to its jurisdiction and to that end declares its full support of the efforts of the Kansas City Organizing Committee to have Kansas City, Missouri selected as a 1994 World Cup venue site; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, upon designation of Kansas City, Missouri as a 1994 World Cup venue, and at all pertinent times thereafter, the Council of Kansas City, and its agencies, departments and personnel, agree to provide all governmental services reasonably necessary to the success of the 1994 World Cup within its jurisdiction (whether, recognizing the uniqueness and extraordinary scope of the World Cup, such services are below, equal to or beyond the normal level and range of governmental services usually provided for events held within the jurisdiction), including all planning, training or deployment activities related to the provision of such services, all at no cost, expense or liability to the Organizing Committee; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of Kansas City agrees that neither FIFA, the Federation, the Organizing Committee nor any director, member, officer, employee or other representative of FIFA, the Federation or the Organizing Committee shall be held accountable for or incur any financial responsibility or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever in connection with the governmental services planned and/or provided relating to the 1994 World Cup.

 

 

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