Project 2017 is a joint initiative between the Senyan government and the Football Association of the Democratic Environmental Society of Senya (FADESS), to upgrade sporting facilities in Senya in preperation for a World Cup bid in 2017.
The project began in 2015, after Senya lost out to Craitland in bidding for the 2015 FMF World Cup. Prior to the commencement of Project 2017, Senya had already hosted the 2013 Copa Apollonia, along with three editions of the Senyan School International Tournament.
FADESS officially handed in their bid for the 2017 World Cup on 7 October 2016.
World Cup bid
Senya plans to bid for the 2017 World Cup using either nine or ten stadia, held between eight and ten cities. Unlike previous tournaments, in which the FMF dictated which stadiums would host which games, Project 2017 currently plans to establish which stadiums will host each game, with minimum requirements for stadiums to host a game in each round.
Whilst all stadiums will host group stage games, FADESS plans for 4 stadiums to be maximum allowed to host Group Stage/Play-off round games, 2 to host Quarter-Finals, 3 to host the Semi-Finals/Third Place games, and one venue to host the final.
|Criteria||Group Stage/Play-off round||Quarter-Finals||Semi-Finals/Third Place||Final|
|Field of play||105 m long, 68 m wide|
|Minimum size of referee's dressing room||20 m2||30 m2|
|Minimum number of seats in the press box||200, all with desks|
|Minimum number of TV studios||2||2, at least 1 with a view of the pitch||4, at least 2 with a view of the pitch||4, all with a view of the pitch|
|Minimum number of seats in press conference room||30||50||100||150|
At the time Project 2017 was announced, only six stadiums met the capacity requirements, with only five meeting requirements to host any games at all. As such, Senya plans to upgrade stadiums to meet the requirements. It decided to invite cities and stadiums to bid, allowing two bids per city, although only one city will have two stadiums at the most.
|The Snakepit||Svorgas||Senya national football team||115,000|
|Semi-Final/Third Place package|
|Moroni Sports Oval||Moroni||n/a||68,200||70,000|
|Revolution Road||Jogasim||Jogasim Revolution FC||64,000|
|Stad Tiga||Tiga||FK Tiga2||n/a||61,350|
|ĴetsStad||Dyas||Dyas Scitenhima Ĵets FK||40,000||55,000|
|Stad Urzi1||Magalatska||Urzi Magalatska FK2||n/a||55,000|
|KB Stadium||Kateki Blavisen||Kateki Blavisen FK||53,900|
|Air Senya Arena||Lutsan||Senya national women's football team||46,500|
|Eprat City Stadium||Eprat||Eprat City Harps FC||19,500||45,000|
|Scitenhima Stad-Svorgas||Svorgas||Svorgas Scitenhima FK||33,500||42,500|
1 Stad Urzi will be built on the site of the MG Arena, whose 2015 capacity was 16,200.
2 proposed tenants.
52 games would be played in the 2017 World Cup. 40 of these would be Group games, 4 would be play-off games, 4 would be quarter-finals, 2 would be semi-finals, 1 would be the Third place play-off, and 1 would be the final. Senya's games would be held at The Snakepit, Revolution Road, ĴetsStad and Stad Tiga, in order for the majority of the country to be able to reach the games.
|Moroni Sports Oval||4||×||1||×||1||×|
|Air Senya Arena||4||1||×||×||×||×|
|Eprat City Stadium||4||1||×||×||×||×|
Each team will be allocated a team base, which will include 5-star accomodation, with spas and gymns, and will be proscribed a local Senyan club to which they will be given the training facilities of. The exception to this will be the Senyan team, who will stay and train at Colney as they usually do for home fixtures.
|Group phase||Knock-out phase|
|Team #1||Team #2||Venue||Team #1||Team #2||Venue||Team #1||Team #2||Venue|
|Group A||Group B||Play-off round|
|Senya||A2||The Snakepit||B1||B2||Revolution Road||2nd Group A||3rd Group B||KB Stadium|
|A3||A4||Air Senya Arena||B3||B4||Stad Urzi||2nd Group B||3rd Group A||Air Senya Arena|
|Senya||A3||Revolution Road||B1||B3||The Snakepit||2nd Group C||3rd Group D||Eprat City Stadium|
|A5||A2||Stad Urzi||B5||B2||Scitenhima Stad-Svorgas||2nd Group D||3rd Group C||Scitenhima Stad-Svorgas|
|A4||A5||Moroni Sports Oval||B4||B5||Eprat City Stadium||Winner Group A||Winner POR 3||The Snakepit|
|Senya||A4||ĴetsStad||B4||B1||KB Stadium||Winner Group B||Winner POR 4||ĴetsStad|
|A3||A5||Eprat City Stadium||B3||B5||Stad Tiga||Winner Group C||Winner POR 1||Stad Urzi|
|A5||Senya||Stad Tiga||B5||B1||Moroni Sports Oval||Winner Group D||Winner POR 2||Moroni Sports Oval|
|A2||A4||Scitenhima Stad-Svorgas||B2||B4||Air Senya Arena||Semi-finals|
|Group C||Group D||Winner QF 1||Winner QF 4||Revolution Road|
|C1||C2||Moroni Sports Oval||D1||D2||Stad Tiga||Winner QF 2||Winner QF 3||Stad Tiga|
|C3||C4||KB Stadium||D3||D4||Eprat City Stadium||3rd place play-off|
|C1||C3||Stad Tiga||D1||D3||ĴetsStad||Loser SF 1||Loser SF 2||Moroni Sports Oval|
|C5||C2||Eprat City Stadium||D5||D2||Revolution Road||Final|
|C2||C3||Stad Urzi||D2||D3||KB Stadium||Winner SF 1||Winner SF 2||The Snakepit|
|C4||C5||Air Senya Arena||D4||D5||Scitenhima Stad-Svorgas|
|C4||C1||The Snakepit||D4||D1||Moroni Sports Oval|
|C3||C5||Scitenhima Stad-Svorgas||D3||D5||Air Senya Arena|
|C5||C1||Revolution Road||D5||D1||The Snakepit|
Senya TV will provide the live pictures to be used by global broadcasters during the World Cup. Dragon Hall, which previously hosted the Microvision Song Contest 2015, will be divided up into studios, with each competing country being given upto 3 studios for TV and Radio, whilst each non-competing country will be given upto two. Senya TV will have a tunnel interviewer, with each country given rights to one tunnel interviewer for their respective games.
List of Broadcasters
|Country||TV Broadcasters||Radio Broadcasters|
|Florian Republic||StadioSport||StadioSport Radio|
|Kingdom of Coria|
|Fort Kolgrad||FKTV||Radio Kolgrad|
|Mercury||MeTV Sports||Various local broadcasters|
|Senya||Senya TV||Radio Senya · Radyenen Sanya|
|Vyktory||Vyktoryan Broadcasting Corporation|