Qualifying: 19 x 6 + 2 = 116 teams - top two go through, that's 40 teams in the World Cup. Means that most RPers go through and don't end up in the Cup of Harmony - which can be what it's supposed to be, a cup for people who haven't been in for more than one or two seasons.
Finals: 40 teams in 8 groups x 5 teams. Bottom-seeded team in each group will be scheduled not play in the last round (to minimise troubles with a team being in second place and not able to decide their fate)
Score Generation: Leagion (WC16 formula if available)
Yes/No bonus of 2 ranks.
Additional ranks will be given to RPs that in the opinion of the hosts are exceptional due to innovation, humour, satire etc.
Extra 5 bonus ranks if a Roster is posted.
More details coming soon.
The Roegrow Grass Patch
Age - 87 years
Capacity - as many people as can stand around it (about 4500)
Club: Roegrow Athletic
Infamous for hosting the Field Hockey World Cup with many "funny" incidents, the grass patch has recently been improved, and people generally don't let their dogs out there anymore. However, it's still a pretty poor pitch, and no stands are expected to be built for the World Cup - other stadiums need the money.
Age - 54 years
Capacity - 26,000
Club: Harewood F.C.
The Harewood Ground will most likely be expanded should Cockbill Street and Krytenia be awarded World Cup 17. As a small capacity stadium, it is unlikely to have a lot of games in the tournament, but it has atmosphere and a certain football culture seen in few cities of Cockbill Street.
Vimesbairn Cricket Ground
Age - 118 years
Capacity - 81,000
Club: CSCT County Cricket, Rats (national cricket team), Vimesbairn Athletic
The Vimesbairn Cricket Ground is an extremely well-established stadium, used for cricket matches since the beginning of sports in Cockbill Street. Among others, it has hosted the final of the Kelwanese Cricket Championships, and several CS Cup finals in football. The county cricket league in Cockbill Street will be scheduled so that no matches for CSCT will be played here while the World Cup is going on. Should Cockbill Street play matches here instead of at the National, Jonathan Havell, a future candidate for goalkeeper, would be pleased to return to his former club.
Vimesbairn National Stadium
Age - 84 years
Capacity - 138,000
Club: Vimesbairn United, National football team
The Vimesbairn National Stadium has been used for all national matches in Cockbill Street, and also hosted the final of the Field Hockey World Cup. It is the largest stadium of Cockbill Street, both in capacity and pure area of grass (125 x 95 metres). It has been slightly reduced in size after World Cup 13, where some matches weren't full and at other matches security was a problem.
K'haz'bak K'ruz'ba D'gazh'dukh
Age - 90 years
Capacity - 94,000
Club: K'haz'bak K'druz'ba
The major stadium of the K'haz'bak K'ruz'ba club, this stadium has seen many tense league fights between them and Vimesbairn United. Although not having any international experience, the stadium has seen frequent match-ups between the Dwarfs v the Trolls - the classic all-star match of the Cockbill Street league. Security is obviously on top in these matches, and will not be a problem here. Hence, the most "tense" matches will be arranged in this stadium.
Northset County Cricket Ground (Chesham)
Age - 34 years
Capacity - 62,000
Club: Northset County Cricket, Chesham Rangers
Another cricket ground, this stadium was recently built to celebrate Northset's county championship (their old ground had a capacity of 8,000). Second division side Chesham Rangers also play here, but usually on Wednesday afternoons. Again, of course, Northset matches will be rescheduled, and due to the huge amount of stadia in this cup, this should not be a problem. It is the youngest stadium in Cockbill Street, built in celebration of the Street's admittance to World Cup Ten, and although the locals of Chesham don't have a lot to cheer for lately, that'll only spur them on in finding new teams. Apparently, Bedistani, Oglethorpians and Aquillans are popular here after World Cup 13.
Age - 107 years
Capacity - 20,000
Club: Jotneheim Mountains AFC
Although a small stadium, the Jotneheim Park has a certain charm. Situated beautifully among the mountains, the danger is that players will stop looking at the scenery. It too has hosted a number of Dwarfs v Trolls match-ups. It will also be used for "tense" match-ups, but mainly for smaller teams playing each other. Jotneheim Mountains, as people might know, won the 1720 League Championship, to the dismay of Vimesbairn United.
Thatcher Road, Upperborough
Age - 48 years
Capacity - 34,000
Club: Upperborough FC
Perhaps not with the best facilities, but this stadium is a reasonably good one. Its major club, Upperborough FC, has stayed in the Cockbill Street Main League for thirty years, and is one of the better teams in the league. Their stadium is a traditional one, and ten years ago Upperborough FC invested in seats for everybody. This picture was very recently taken, and it shows the stadium from above.
Thanks to Rejistania for hosting the pictures. ;)
Other ideas may be added to the thread as we get them (or steal them).
Zambuda National Stadium
75,000-100,000(10,000 surplus seats/15,000 standing
This stadium was built along with three others of the same capacity 2 years ago when contruction started on Emirate Island. These facilities are located inside a 6 billion dollar amusement and shopping complex. High speed trams connect it to Emirate International Airport. The amusement center is within a 2 hours drive of 85% of the country. All seats come with a interactive touch screen that can order food, watch instant replays, get stats, and even shop from the massive 25,000 sqaure foot pro shop without even having to get up. The stadium is also blanketed with Wi Fi internet access and has a 40,000 square foot training facility and 4 practice fields.
Excuse me? This is a bid thread for hosting the NS 17th World Cup, and it also happens that this bid has withdrawn. Please do not inade threads.
LE, please do look properly. The bid is actually back on.
With the spectacular failure of the World Cup 16 formula (Halfassedstates, Cockbill Street, Giant Zucchini, One Red Dot failing to qualify), I can say that this formula definitely will not be used. I'll spend the next few days trying to crack up a new one.
Added information: The Cup of Harmony scorinator (http://www.freewebs.com/hattrickladder/CSScorinator.xls) will probably be used for WC17. A double RP bonus will be awarded to newbs ranked 200, due to the problems this scorinator currently has with teams ranked 200 (namely, they can't score and concede a lot of goals...)