SoccerBallBuilding.jpgIn recent angry supervisor news, care of the Examiner, Ross Mirkarimi is tackling the tough issues this city needs to be made aware of and trying to find out just why the hell San Francisco isn’t hosting the World Cup soon.

Supervisor Mirkarimi voiced his frustrations by slyly bashing other cities, (we’re looking at you, Nashville, Tampa, and St. Louis) and even wrote an angry letter questioning the aggressiveness of San Francisco’s pursuits (watch out, Australia!) but what does it mean to host such a monstrous sporting spectacle anyway?

The FIFA World Cup is like the Olympics of Soccer: everyone comes out to compete and inevitably get drunk. With great drinking, however, comes great cost. The upcoming World Cup matches in South Africa have cost the country close to $4 billion .

Is SF in the position to foot such an expensive global bill when we barely even have adequate stadiums for certain sports currently here (Sorry, ‘9ers!)? Is anyone else thinking uh oh, Athens ?

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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