More than 2,000 journalists from across the world are set to base themselves at a temporary media centre to be constructed at Wellington Place, from which they will be able to write articles for their respective news organisations, conduct and film interviews, and take part in press conferences. The media centre at MEPC’s Leeds scheme will be housed in up to four giant marquees.
The centre will also be made available to elite competitors taking part in the tour, along with their support teams, for preparation and organisation of essential equipment. It will also serve as an information centre and base from which journalists and media crews will be able to travel to the race routes around Yorkshire.
The two-stage Grand Départ on July 5 and 6 will take place in Yorkshire. Day One will start in Leeds and end in Harrogate, and Day Two will start in York and end in Sheffield. It is estimated that the event will boost Yorkshire’s economy by at least £100m.
Dominique Simcox, Marketing Manager at MEPC, said, “The Grand Départ is set to be a fabulous occasion for Yorkshire and we are delighted to be playing our part in helping to showcase this wonderful region to a global audience of around 3.5 billion in 190 countries.”
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