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Video: How Ben Ainslie’s Portsmouth HQ will look

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THIS is the first video footage showing how the America’s Cup headquarters will change Old Portsmouth’s landscape.

The 3D animation was released by Ben Ainslie Racing after the government today announced it was putting £7.5m behind the bid.

In total, the team needs to raise more than £80m to fund the project.

Sir Ben joined Mr Cameron, city MP Penny Mordaunt, Gosport’s Caroline Dinenage and minister for Portsmouth Michael Fallon in Downing Street on Tuesday for the announcement.

Mr Fallon told The News: ‘Portsmouth is the natural home for this base so we fought very hard to get the funding together from different departments.

‘It is a huge boost across the board to jobs, to the local economy and for skills.

‘It is high time Ben won this.’

 

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