Paris. Gothenburg, Las Vegas Bid for 2018 Dressage & Jumping World Cup Finals
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Oct. 2, 2015
Paris is bidding against Las Vegas and Gothenburg to host the 2018 Dressage and Jumping World Cup Finals, a first time effort for the French capital.
The three cities had submitted offers when bidding closed Thursday night to host the dual global indoor season finals.
Las Vegas and Gothenburg, Sweden have been regular hosts of the finals–the Nevada gambling city last hosted in 2015 after 2005, 2007 and 2009 while Gothenburg hosts in 2016 after 2013 and dressage in 2003, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992 and 1989.
Omaha Nebraska in America’s Midwest is the host city for 2017.
GL Events, organizers of the 2014 FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France as well as major annual events in Lyon and Paris, are bidding to host the 2018 Finals in the newly refurbished Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy.
Las Vegas Events, which hosted this year’s Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center, have come back to the table with the same venue for 2018 after attempts to find an alternative location were unsuccessful.
The Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, which hosted the first FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final back in 1979 and a further 21 Finals since then, is now bidding for its 23rd Final and is considered by many to be the home of the World Cup Finals. In addition to hosting the 2016 Finals, Gothenburg is the host city for the FEI European Championships in 2017
Bidders will present to the FEI Evaluation Commission later this month, and an announcement on the successful host city for the dual Finals will be made after the FEI Bureau meeting during the FEI General Assembly in Puerto Rico Nov. 10.