Before this summer’s World Cup officially kicks off we already have good news Stateside. As Yahoo Sports reports, the US, Mexico and Canada will be hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Returning to North America for the first time in 32 years, the soccer spectacle is set to see 60 games played in the US with ten a piece taking place in Mexico and Canada. Of those 60 games, proposals suggest the opener to take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the semi-finals to go down at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, with the finals concluding at and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Other US cities in the running to host games include Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Congrats to the US, Canada and Mexico on the bid win. Expect bidding wars for the US soccer deal to heat up in the years to come as Nike has rights to the team until 2022.
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