Dvorkovich declared intention of the authorities to attract private investments into football

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotomonster President of the government of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich. Archival photoDvorkovich declared intention of the authorities to attract private investments into football© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

The government would like to football and other sports became attractive to private investment and was financed not only from the Federal budget and budgets of state companies, said at the conference «Economics of football» Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

«Of course we want football to become attractive for private investment, not only for the state budget for state companies. While the answer to this question is not received in Russia. In other countries there are, we don’t. This applies not only to football but also other sports,» — said Dvorkovich.

According to him, yet there are only a few examples of private investment in football as the majority of Russian football clubs – these clubs are either funded from the regional budgets or state-owned companies.

The presence of the club is the company flag

«In one of these companies I work for the Board of Directors is of the Railways. Budget (soccer) club «Lokomotiv» is well known. Several billion roubles. It is costly on the one hand, on the other hand, the investments of a large company that is football. The impact is not obvious, but, nevertheless, for the entire community, millions of workers of the railroad industry the presence of the football club «Lokomotiv» – a company flag. It’s important to eat than be proud» — said Deputy Prime Minister.

However, he said, would «that the impact was not only in pride, but in the form of other dividends.»

According to him, the Russian authorities are considering the sport «as a sport, and as a factor of economic and social development». Financial investments in the holding of major sporting events and the construction of new sports facilities and infrastructure for them, according to Dvorkovich, bring feedback.

«There is a pseudo who believe that investing in such competitions unprofitable, that we have spent on the construction of stadiums, and the money is irrecoverable From our point of view, the impact is not always for one year, sometimes three years, five years, but we have it is obvious,» — said Deputy Prime Minister.

The 2018 world Cup transforms the country

Dvorkovich has noticed that the holding in Russia of world football championship is not only interesting to fans, but transforms our entire country.

«It happened in Kazan in the summer Universiade, this championship by water kinds of sports, and now is the result of preparation and holding of the confederations Cup and world Cup. It happened in Sochi, and is happening now in preparation for the world Cup once in many cities of our country. It’s changing the image of these cities, forms the basis for business development, to increase the availability of transport infrastructure, social infrastructure, really raises the standard of living. And the impact on us is obvious,» — said Deputy Prime Minister.

According to him, «would be ideal» if the sporting facilities would be profitable to the legacy of hosting major football events have brought a direct financial benefit.

«There are examples of cities and countries where such results had been achieved. We at least should try to follow the example», — concluded the Prime Minister.

World Cup 2018 will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don.