KC moves to next stage in 2026 FIFA World Cup bidding process

Posted at 9:38 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 22:38:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City has moved to the next stage of the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cub. 

The United Bid Committee announced today the 32 cities across North America that could serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The 32 potential host cities include four cities in Canada, three in Mexico and 25 cities in the United States. All 32 cities are listed below.

"As we move to the next stage of the bid process, we're even more confident we have everything needed to deliver the largest, most compelling FIFA World Cup™ in history and help accelerate the growth of soccer across North America and around the world," said United Bid Chairman Sunil Gulati.

During the next stage of the bid process, the United Bid Committee will integrate the 32 potential host cities into the United bid strategy and vision, as well as work with local officials to finalize the hosting documents required by FIFA. Representatives from the 32 potential host cities will travel to Houston during the week of Nov. 13 for a working session with the United Bid Committee team.

The Official Host City selection process takes into account various factors such as city profile, stadium and support facilities (training sites, hotels) and services (e.g., transportation). The United Bid Committee also looked at ways each city could contribute to a united hosting strategy for the 2026 FIFA World Cup including their contribution to the sport's development and the United Bid's vision - not only during the tournament, but in the eight-year build up and the social, economic, and environmental legacy.

Canada (4)

  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Mexico (3)

  • Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

United States (25)

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Houston, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New York, New York
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Washington, DC