DC Launches Bid to Host 2026 World Cup

  • June 30th 2020

by UrbanTurf Staff

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is looking to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the District.  The mayor announced the city's official bid for the World Cup on Tuesday.

"As a global city with deep roots in soccer history paired with world-class infrastructure and a proven ability to host high-profile, international events, Washington, DC is positioned to be an unmatched host city for the historic 2026 FIFA World Cup, for the first time spanning three nations: Mexico, Canada and U.S.," a statement on Tuesday said. 

DC would be one of ten host cities in the U.S. for the World Cup. The bid will include hosting games at FedEx Field. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dc-launches-bid-to-host-2026-world-cup/17014.

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