The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar, a city that upset the United States and won the right to host the event. This vote was filled with improprieties, which has forced the World Cup to be moved from summer months to November. If you'd like to host the 2022 World Cup, you can apply to be a host city. You can learn more about the bid process and how Dallas-Fort Worth is vying for the bid in this article.
2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar
The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar, with the 32 participating teams vying for a place in the final on 18 December. This will be the first World Cup held in the Arab world, and it will also be the only Asian World Cup since Japan and South Korea jointly hosted the tournament in 2002. Unlike the last World Cup, this one will not feature more than 32 teams; instead, there will be 48 in 2026.
2026 World Cup to be played on artificial turf
The 2026 World Cup is being bid on by Seattle to host the event. The bid is being made to impress FIFA, so the city is building a brand new training facility on the site of a former horse race track. The new stadium is scheduled to be completed in 2024, and Seattle's bid team hopes to impress the organization. Meanwhile, FIFA wants the field to meet certain standards for playing surfaces.
Dallas-Fort Worth one of 16 host cities
A bid to host the 2026 World Cup has been made by the city of Dallas-Fort Worth. As the host city, Dallas-Fort Worth has some advantages over the other cities. It has a rich soccer history, as the city hosted an NCAA tournament in 1994. The Dallas Sports Commission hopes to make the city a World Cup hub by selecting a city to house the international broadcast center.
New York/N.J. bid to host 2026 World Cup
The New York/New Jersey region has been selected as the host for the 2026 World Cup. Earlier this month, soccer fans and players gathered in Liberty State Park, and iconic landmarks lit up in celebration colors. The city also plays host to two million soccer fans each year at its MetLife Stadium. Additionally, in the coming months, the city will host FIFA Fan Fest sites around the region.
Los Angeles to host 2028 World Cup
The world's most popular sport is heading to Los Angeles for the 2028 World Cup. The city has a proud soccer history, having hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the Women's World Cup Finals. A major football stadium, Levi's Stadium has also been home to big events in soccer, such as the Super Bowl and the College Football Playoff national title game. Los Angeles is also a short flight from San Francisco, Seattle, and three Mexican host cities. The initial plan for U.S. host cities was to include ten cities. However, FIFA announced its 11th city on Thursday.
Kansas City to host 2026 World Cup
Soccer fans across the United States are celebrating the decision to make Kansas City the host city of the 2026 World Cup. The global soccer tournament is expected to include 48 nations and 80 games and is set to be the largest sporting event in history. The event is estimated to generate $5 billion in short-term economic activity, and host cities could gain anywhere from $160 million to $620 million. On Thursday, Kansas City was announced as the host city of the tournament. In the wake of the announcement, supporters packed KC Live! in the Power & Light District, where the live broadcast was being broadcast. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes delivered the celebrity announcement for Kansas City.