“There is news that Swansea City FC has directly and indirectly generated £58,000,000 for the city. Instead of debating on the ins and outs of this cash generation, I wanted to create a thread that gives a more positive outlook for our city so how would you like Swansea to exploit this increased exposure and cash in even more?
I have my own ideas and I am sure plenty here have their own, who knows, perhaps the council might even take some of your ideas on board and approach companies (instead of waiting for them to come calling) to explore the plausibility of some of the better suggestions.
I am ofcourse happy to start off where I hope Swansea can go.... our city could begin exploiting our seafront for entertainment and events.
I would like to see surfing events as we have some great beaches that can host competitions, and also I would like to see tourism take advantage of Jet Ski facilities that can be set up here. These are activities that could happen all year around and makes use of our natural surroundings, these are activities which are not exploited enough in the United Kingdom so that is a niche we are in place to fill.
I would also like to see an annual beach race event, contrary to popular belief amongst opposition politicians looking to score political points, motor beach races do not harm the beaches... because ruts are filled in on the next tide. Yarmouth has held one every year for decades and amazingly the beach is still there, but here in Swansea we have something Yarmouth does not... a far more challenging terrain and better infrastructure to support a bigger event.
We have miles of dunes and a bleeding big 6 mile beach to finish off as a grand finally sprint to attract the worlds best off-road sportsmen and sportswomen.
What would you like to see come to Swansea that we can advertise and exploit now Swansea is on the world's map?”
Something about your area!