Further to Minute No. 194, 22nd April 2015, the Director of City Development submitted a report which sought support for Leeds to continue to host the World Triathlon Series for 2019 and 2020 and which provided details of the positive steps being taken to improve the event experience in addition to the wider Triathlon development opportunities being delivered by partners.
(a) That the contents of the submitted report, be noted;
(b) That pending confirmation from the British Triathlon Federation, agreement be given to seek approval for Leeds to be host city for the World Triathlon Series in 2019 and 2020;
(c) That the continued contribution of £230,000 per annum as a cash contribution towards hosting the event, be approved;
(d) That the Chief Officer, Culture and Sport be delegated the necessary authority to enter into any legal agreements for the 2019 and 2020 World Triathlon Series events;
(e) That it be agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding for the World Triathlon Series Leeds 2018 (and any subsequent World Triathlon Series event) between British Triathlon Federation and the Council is entered into on the same financial basis as that previously agreed for the 2017 event.