IDUFC 2019 HOST BID
Nation Name: The Federation of Legionas
Due to unavoidable logistical challenges we will have a total of five host cities namely Aunistria, Sherfield, Moense, Bayview, Verdesia. The new capital of the nation, Aunistria, will be the host city for the final whereas the others will host the group stages as well as the quarter and semi finals. Sherfield will host Group A matches, Moense will host Group B matches, Bayview will host Group C matches and Verdesia will host Group D matches. Sherfield and Moense will host the Quarter Finals. Bayview and Verdesia will host the Quarter Finals with the Third Place Play-off taking place in Bayview.
Description of Brief City:
>Aunistria- The Jewel of the modern day Federation of Legionas, Aunistria stands tall as the most expensive project ever taken by the nation. Officially becoming the capital of Legionas in 2019, 11th October to be precise, the city is ready to be introduced to the world through this international event. The stadium to host the final is the Brand New Martin T. Bradshaw Arena which has a capacity of 83,000 people. Outside of the beautiful game, fans will be able to enjoy the brand new attractions in the city such as the tallest building, The Needle, Freedom Gardens, Museum of Legionite Art, Two Rivers Mall and Parliament Square.
>Sherfield- The football-mad city of the Nation, Sherfield was an obvious choice when deciding on one of the host cities. The atmosphere in the two stadiums to be utilized, the Mara X Arena with a capacity of 67,900 spectators and Sherfield Central Stadium with a capacity of 71,335 spectators is guaranteed to be passionate with ultras from the largest teams in the city, Sherfield City and Sherfield United expected to be in attendance. With a vibrant nightlife, fans will be able to unwind after a day of watching the beautiful game. Visitors may also visit attractions such as the Sherfield Zoo, Dreamland Amusement Park and National Art Museum.
>Moense- The financial capital of the nation, Moense was an unlikely but unique choice as a host city. Two brand new stadiums completed in late 2019, LegionAir Arena with a capacity of 53,500 spectators and Rhodes Park with a capacity of 47,000 spectators will host matches. Attractions such as the Moense Circus are sure to keep fans entertained between matches. Bars and casinos are also prevalent in the city allowing older fans to enjoy their stay and socialize with Legionites as well as other nationalities.
>Bayview- The largest city and former capital of the Federation of Legionas was another obvious choice for a host city. With a vibrant and massive nightlife, the 'city that never sleeps' lives up to its name as the most cosmopolitan city in the nation. Bars, cabarets, nightclubs, restaurants, theaters and cinemas will adequately entertain the massive crowd of fans expected to arrive. Attractions such as the Bayview Waterfront, stunning beaches, the Bayview Amusement Park as well as various museums of art and history, are also expected to receive many visitors, mostly fans from other nations. The Largest stadium in the nation, the 90,000 seater Millenial Stadium as well as the 63,900 seater King William I stadium will host matches.
>Verdesia- The Royal Capital of the Federation of Legionas as well as the oldest city in the nation, Verdesia's rich and unique culture as the 'City of a thousand Palaces' led to its inclusion as one of the host cities. The recently renovated King Rumius I Arena with a capacity of 59,320 spectators and the Erickson Stadium with a capacity of 39,750 spectators are lively arenas with fiery atmospheres during most if not all matches. The famous 'Yellow Wall' in the King Rumius I Arena is the largest free-standing grandstand in the IDU with a capacity of 21,000. Its presence gives the stadium one of the most intimidating home atmospheres in the world. The night life is vibrant and expansive with an infamous red-light district within the city's tourist quarter. Tours are also available to fans who would like to learn more about the history of the city.
All the cities are connected to the national Bullet Train Line which will ensure rapid transportation of players and fans. Road transport is possible but will possibly be avoided en masse due to congestion in the cities. Air transport may also be used as all the host cities have airports. Free public transport services will be offered for ticketholders during the championship, including additional trains linking host cities, as well as services such as tram and subway services within them. Brand new hotels have been constructed all around the nation to accommodate the estimated number of fans which may even be upwards of 1 million spectators. Broadcast rights have been secured by various telecommunication companies such as Mara Group of Legionas which will broadcast the entire event to upwards of 1 billion spectators around the IDU.
Description of Host Nation's Football History:
Association Football has been a widely popular sport for centuries in Legionas. Believed to have been introduced to the nation in the mid 19th century by foreign merchants, it quickly became the most popular sport for working class Legionites, the aristocratic population still preferring more noble sports such as horse racing. In 1873, King William II ordered the creation of an organization to organize football in the nation as well as draw up the official rules of the game. This led to the formation of the Legionite Football Association in 1874 which first met at Kristiansand Manor on the outskirts of Ordstead, Eastern Legionas. The Kristiansand Rules were soon drawn up as well as the creation of the National Football League which began its first season in September 1883. Teams were mostly from the large cities of Bayview, Verdesia and Moense which only changed in the 1920's when teams from Sherfield, Ordstead, Konigsberg and Hartford were introduced. The league now consisted of 20 teams which was now set as the standard for all Legionite Leagues. The creation of a new competition known as the Royal Cup was formed to allow the teams to compete in an annual knockout competition for the Prestigious Royal Trophy, presented by the King Himself. The competition would run in tandem with the Leagues, with the national football calendar being decided by the Federation. In 1947, various delegates from Catican Football Associations met in 1947 in Sherfield and formed the CUFA, Catican Union of Football Associations, which would monitor all catican football associations as well as hosting the Catican Super Cup and Catican Nations Cup. In 1995 the National Football League changed its name to the Legionite Premier League. Widespread reforms were enacted in 2010 to modernize the rules of the game as well as removing redundant rules that hindered the game. In 2015 the LFA in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport and Ministry of Infrastructure undertook the construction of 20 brand new stadiums across the nation to replace old and dangerous stadiums after the Pride Park Disaster in 2014 which took the lives of 856 people when a section of the stands collapsed. In 2019 the LFA organized an annual Senate FC vs Chamber of Deputies United charity match which managed to raise 65 million Aureus for charity.
Scorinator Used for Championship:
leaguesimulator.eu simply because it's much more user friendly than Xkorinate and also seems to have served us well in the last IDUFC.
Plans for Championship:
The championship will have a total of 16 teams from the IDU who will participate in a 16-team, 4-group-World-Cup draw .Nations will rank their team's offense and defense score on a ratio from 1-9 with 9 being the best score and produce a squad list of 23 players, 3 of which being goalkeepers.There will be no bonus for placing well in last year's IDUFC since football is a very unpredictable sport, ask the Dutch irl, and it wouldn't seem fair to newer teams. I will provide the final score of the games played as well as the key events, injuries and anything else of importance. Articles by participant nations as well as outside observing nations are encouraged and appreciated. The entire championship will take a total of six weeks, the group stages taking three weeks, quarter and semi-finals taking two weeks and the final taking the last week.
I'm super excited for this championship and, regardless of who gets to host it, may the best team win.