The Welsh Government is to carry out a feasibility study for a national sports museum. Interested parties have until July 28 to put forward their plans.
Either a football museum or a wider sports museum are a possibility for the project, which must meet “internationally recognised” standards. No location has yet been decided.
“The successful bidder will work with a range of stakeholders to examine the international context for sports museums, explore possible locations and identify potential collections,” says the tender document. “They will present realist operating costs and visit projections, and make recommendations for long term financial resilience.”
The Welsh Football Association is the third oldest football association in the world. Rugby is a particular popular game in the country.
A Welsh Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1980 and now has a permanent home at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. In addition, there is already a UK National Football Museum in Manchester, which replaced an earlier venture in Preston.
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