If you didn’t know, North America is in the running to host the 2026 World Cup, and city officials have just approved their own bid for DFW to be one of the host cities!

A proposal is being sent in to FIFA by the United Bid Committee for the United States, Canada and Mexico to jointly host the tournament come 2026.

If DFW gets a chance to be one of the host cities, that means some of the games could possibly be played at AT&T Stadium or the Cotton Bowl.  Many believe that this could generate large sum of income for North Texas.  And of course spread the game of Soccer even more across the country.

Dan Hunt from FC Dallas explained, “You don’t have the giant expenditure so many countries face when they try to host an Olympics or World Cup or other event. The infrastructure is already here. I’ve seen the estimates at $400 million for the City of Dallas if we bring the World Cup here.”

Of course it wouldn’t be the first time Dallas acted as a host city for the World Cup.  In the 1994 World Cup several games were played at the Cotton Bowl stadium.

-source via ktvt.com


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