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USA-Mexico-Canada Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

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On April 10, 2017 at 4:07 PM, EvilChameleon said:

Swap out Houston for Cleveland and US Bank Stadium for Allianz Field when that's built, and we have a deal.

Sorry to tell you but Allianz Field might not even be 20,000 seats. Despite US Bank Stadium being 10 for that World Cup if there is a game in Minnesota it's US Bank Stadium

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On June 15, 2018 at 11:39 PM, Section30 said:

I personally would love a game or two in Minnesota at Allianz Field, but I doubt it would ever happen. Not enough seating as well as Minnesota not having the soccer history that a lot of these cities have. If they did decide to have some games in the Midwest I would guess that they would go with Denver. I do think that a couple games in Minnesota would be a big hit and would definitely bring in a ton of locals.

I would love for that to happen but I don't think Minnesota is big enough for the World Cup. US Bank Stadium might have gotten a game if the States had it sooner because by then the place will be 10 years old and the only reason the super bowl was here is because US Bank is the nicest stadium in the league because of it being very young

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35 minutes ago, ProfessorBigShots said:

Sorry to tell you but Allianz Field might not even be 20,000 seats. Despite US Bank Stadium being 10 for that World Cup if there is a game in Minnesota it's US Bank Stadium

 

Sorry to burst any bubbles, but Minneapolis is not getting any games in 2026. Minneapolis pulled out of the running back in March and was not one of the 23 potential host cities that were part of the final bid (a list that still has to be whittled down to 16).

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On 6/15/2018 at 5:56 PM, dfwabel said:

FIFA have Mile High Stadium the highest score of all the venues in the United bid, 4.4 out of 5.

 

Denver 4.4

 

 

 

 

What was the scoring based on?

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10 minutes ago, tyst13 said:

 

What was the scoring based on?

Quality of the playing surface is usually the first category. 

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11 hours ago, officeglenn said:

 

Sorry to burst any bubbles, but Minneapolis is not getting any games in 2026. Minneapolis pulled out of the running back in March and was not one of the 23 potential host cities that were part of the final bid (a list that still has to be whittled down to 16).

Thank god I could go in Denver then because I have family there

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10 hours ago, tyst13 said:

 

What was the scoring based on?

 

The entire bid evaluation report is available to read here.

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Something I just though of. Would any cities not hosting games still try to set up some type of fan zone during the tournament or would that be something that the MLS teams just do for USA/Mexico/Canada games? I know Audi Field hosted something for the Russia-Saudi Arabia game but would the bigger cities like San Antonio or Minneapolis try something like this? 

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On 6/17/2018 at 6:18 PM, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Lack of hotels is Philly's major issue?  Or am I reading that wrong.

They only committed 14,000 bed nights to the United bid, which is only like 35% of their capacity.

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On 6/15/2018 at 5:29 PM, jrodsep said:

I was really hoping that the US would receive the 2022 bid but I was really happy when it got the 2026 hosting duties. My son loves soccer and plays at his school team. How could I secure tickets for the cup? Is there some sort of waiting list? Or first come first served? I'm interested on Dallas, Miami, New York or Boston area. 

Ticket lottery is set for 2025.

Ticket prices for group stage are planned to be $323 (44% of all seats), $304 (21%), $174 (22%), and $21 (7%) for the general seating bowl; $993 for Suites/Club Seats.

 

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6 hours ago, dfwabel said:

They only committed 14,000 bed nights to the United bid, which is only like 35% of their capacity.

 

Ok, I was gonna say they have way more than required beds for any event, and there’s currentky multiple hotel towers either under construction or breaking ground soon. Not sure why they’d only commit 35%.

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5 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Ok, I was gonna say they have way more than required beds for any event, and there’s currentky multiple hotel towers either under construction or breaking ground soon. Not sure why they’d only commit 35%.

They may have had to keep beds open for MLB, NBA or other competitions before or during the World Cup. 

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5 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Ok, I was gonna say they have way more than required beds for any event, and there’s currentky multiple hotel towers either under construction or breaking ground soon. Not sure why they’d only commit 35%.

 

FWIW, the World Cup will be held concurrent with celebrations of the nation's 250th anniversary, and I expect those celebrations will be centered around Philadelphia. Likely why they only wanted to commit 35%. There's going to be a sharp increase in tourism to Philly in all of 2026, but particularly in the summer.

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13 minutes ago, kroywen said:

 

FWIW, the World Cup will be held concurrent with celebrations of the nation's 250th anniversary, and I expect those celebrations will be centered around Philadelphia. Likely why they only wanted to commit 35%. There's going to be a sharp increase in tourism to Philly in all of 2026, but particularly in the summer.

Now I'm even more afraid the US will wear the denim kit for this.

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2 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

Now I'm even more afraid the US will wear the denim kit for this.

 

I'm fully expecting a Revolutionary War-inspired kit, myself:

 

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That could turn out to either be the greatest thing ever, or worst thing ever, with zero in-between.

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On 6/14/2018 at 9:24 PM, the admiral said:

Oh, okay, well, glad the expensive new stadium is being showcased on a global stage.

 

What that matter, when Kroenke is paying for the stadium himself? 

 

It's not like the public needs to get everything it can out of its investment - Kroenke is building it to house his own football team, and that's exactly what it'll do.

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On 6/14/2018 at 7:07 PM, the admiral said:

 

Edmonton. Again.

 

After building Rogers Place, there is zero appetite here to build another new stadium. Especially since Commonwealth successfully hosted Women's World Cup games in 2015 and it actually scored quite high in the FIFA bid evaluation for stadiums (transportation and accommodations are where the city was lacking).

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46 minutes ago, kroywen said:

 

I'm fully expecting a Revolutionary War-inspired kit, myself:

 

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That could turn out to either be the greatest thing ever, or worst thing ever, with zero in-between.

Especially amazing if we get thrown in the same pool as England.

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15 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

What that matter, when Kroenke is paying for the stadium himself? 

 

It's not like the public needs to get everything it can out its investment - Kroenke is building it to house his own football team, and that's exactly what it'll do.

The Rams Stadium/Entertainment Area was listed to be a FanFest location for Los Angeles, as is Exposition Park.

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On 6/13/2018 at 2:19 PM, BRG75 said:

I would put money on Foxborough being a host venue. Boston is a very popular city with European visitors, and as there will be many thousands heading over, all with plenty of money to spend, I suspect that famously sports mad city will be near the top of the list! And if the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland make the finals, you can bet they will have at least one game up there!

 

The match schedule is developed about a year in advance of the Final.  The host(s), since they are automatically placed, will already know their schedule going in, every other nation learns their schedule depending on how they got slotted in the draw. 

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