Miami could be one of the cities to host the World Cup 2026

June 1, 2018

Few cities in the United States celebrate as intensely the FIFA World Cup 2018 as Miami. The city is home to many immigrant communities that consider soccer or “futbol” close to religion, and proudly show the colors of their country of origin’s jersey every four years.

Good news to all that live the intensity of the most beautiful sport in the world, the United States, Mexico and Canada have included a joint bid to host the competition in 2026. One of the cities in consideration to host games is Miami. The decision will be made on June 13th, in Moscow, by the United Bid Committee (UBC). Miami’s mayor and board of commissioners approved the city’s participation unanimously, now waiting for the final result.

“Canada, Mexico, and the United States have come together to present a joint offer that offers FIFA and its member associations the power of unity, the promise of certainty and the potential of an extraordinary opportunity,” said John Kristick, executive director of the UBC. “We believe that the combination of our 23 existing world-class stadiums, 150 existing elite training facilities and our modern and connected transport network can help FIFA achieve new public and revenue records.”

The bid, known as “The United”, will make use of stadiums and existing facilities, a turning point in trying to win the dispute with Morocco. The organizers predict that more than 5.8 million tickets will be sold for the tournament, generating more than $2 billions in revenue.

The United States would organize all games from the quarter-finals but the opening day of the tournament will have games in each of the three host countries.

Candidate cities to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 in North America:

  • Canada:
    • Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto
  • Mexico:
    • Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City
  • United States:
    • Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
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