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RECAP: United 2026 Bid Technical Tour Day 3 - Toronto

Having already visited Mexico City and Atlanta, FIFA’s 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force continued its technical tour of the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States on Thursday with a visit to Toronto—the third of four United Bid Candidate Host Cities that the Task Force will visit and evaluate during their trip. RECAP: Technical Tour Day 1 in Mexico City RECAP: Te Read more
Apr 12, 2018

RECAP: United 2026 Bid Technical Tour Day 2 - Atlanta

Following its visit to Mexico City, FIFA’s 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force continued its technical tour of the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States with a stop on Wednesday in Atlanta —the second of four United Bid Candidate Host Cities that the Task Force will visit and evaluate during their trip. We’re kicking-off the second leg of FIFA’s Bid Evaluation Read more
Apr 11, 2018

RECAP: United 2026 Bid Technical Tour Day 1

On April 10, 2017, soccer’s governing bodies in Canada, Mexico and the United States came together in New York City to announce their United Bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America. On Tuesday – exactly 365 days later – FIFA’s 2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force began its technical tour of the three nations by visiting Mexico City – the first of four United Read more
Apr 10, 2018

23 Candidate Host Cities to Be Included in United Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK (March 15, 2018) – On the eve of submitting its bid to FIFA to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, the United Bid announced its list of 23 Candidate Host Cities that will be included in the Bid Book. The number and diversity of cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States represent the most comprehensive and far-reaching hosting strategy ever developed for a mega-sporting even Read more
MNT Mar 15, 2018
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Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ Could Create More Than $5 Billion in Economic Activity for North America

NEW YORK (Feb. 8, 2018) – Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ could generate more than $5 billion in short-term economic activity, including supporting approximately 40,000 jobs and more than $1 billion in incremental worker earnings across North America, according to a study done by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a leading global management consulting firm. Canada, Mexico and the Uni Read more
MNT Feb 8, 2018
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New North American Survey Shows Broad Support for United Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2017) – A new survey of adults in Canada, Mexico, and the United States confirms broad support for a United Bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The survey found that 77 percent of North American residents are in favor of hosting the first-ever 48-team FIFA World CupÔ, and 81 percent of respondents across the three countries agree that hosting the tournament w Read more
MNT Oct 24, 2017
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United Bid Committee Moves to Next Stage of Bid Process for 2026 FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK (Oct. 4, 2017) – 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. The full list of cities is included below. The United Bid Committee also confirmed it will continue en Read more
MNT Oct 4, 2017
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Three Nations, 41 Cities: A Look at the United Bid's Potential Hosts

Today, 41 cities are taking the next step towards being a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by submitting their bids to become Official Host Cities. The candidate cities span diverse geography across three North American nations, and are united in their commitment to the sport and its future. If the United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States is selected, at least 12 of these cities Read more
MNT Sep 7, 2017
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Forty-One Cities Across Canada, Mexico and the United States Submit Bids to Serve as Host Cities in United Bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (Sept. 7, 2017) – Forty-one cities across Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as Official Host Cities in the United Bid for the 2026 FIFA World CupTM. The United Bid Committee will review all bid submissions and release an initial shortlist of cities later this Fall. The United Bid Committee started its outreach to potential host cities by sending Reque Read more
MNT Sep 7, 2017
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United Bid Committee Commences Outreach for Potential Host Cities in Bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada officially started its outreach for cities to declare their interest to serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by sending Requests for Information (RFIs) to 44 cities across the three nations. The RFI asks each city to declare its interest to take part in the bid process b Read more
MNT Aug 15, 2017
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U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati Q&A on the United Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco has also decided to bid for the 2026 World Cup. What does that mean for the U.S., Mexico and Canada bid? “We’ve always been prepared for the fact that there’ll be other people who are interested in this. It shows how valuable and important the World Cup is. Regardless of whether other countries were bidding, we would treat this as a competition. Whether it was in the na Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017
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United Bid of USA, Mexico and Canada to Compete Against Morocco for Right to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (August 11, 2017) – The United Bid of the United States, Mexico and Canada will be competing against Morocco for the opportunity to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ after FIFA announced earlier today that the African country has officially submitted their intention to participate in process. The deadline for Member Associations to inform FIFA of their intention to bid was Read more
MNT Aug 11, 2017

Bocanegra, Foudy and Foster-Simeon Join Board of Directors for United Bid Committee

CHICAGO (Aug. 4, 2017) – Legendary U.S. National Team players and former U.S. captains Carlos Bocanegra and Julie Foudy, as well as U.S. Soccer Foundation President and CEO Ed Foster-Simeon, will join the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to North America. The three new boar Read more
MNT Aug 4, 2017

Robert Kraft Named Honorary Chairman of the Board for United Bid Committee of Canada Mexico USA

CHICAGO (July 19, 2017) – Legendary sports executive and National Football League and Major League Soccer owner Robert Kraft has been named the Honorary Chairman of the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to North America. Kraft has been an important figure in American soccer Read more
MNT Jul 19, 2017

United Bid Committee for Canada, Mexico and United States Officially Formed for 2026 FIFA World Cup

CHICAGO (July 6, 2017) – The National Federations of Canada, Mexico and the United States have officially formed a United Bid Committee to kick off the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America. Uniquely suited to handle the expanded format of a 48-team tournament, this unprecedented joint bid will be best positioned to unite the world in celebrating the biggest sport Read more
MNT Jul 6, 2017

Five Things to Know About the Expedited Bid Window for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

During the 67th FIFA Congress on May 11, 2017 in Manama, Bahrain, the organization's 211 member associations ratified the next stages of the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.  Here's what it means for the USA's unified bid with Mexico and Canada: FIFA Congress Approves Expedited (But Not Exclusive) Bid Process for the 2026 World Cup In the past, the bidding process for a World Read more
MNT May 11, 2017

Quote Sheet: Unified 2026 World Cup Bid - CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani

CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani QUOTE SHEET 2026 FIFA World Cup Unified Bid Announcement April 10, 2017 One World Trade Center – New York City Opening statement: “Thank you very much. It is indeed an honor, to stand here as the president of Canada Soccer, in this historic landmark. And as [U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati] says, it represen Read more
MNT Apr 11, 2017

Quote Sheet: Unified 2026 World Cup Bid - Federación Mexicana de Fútbol President Decio De Maria

Federación Mexicana de Fútbol President Decio De Maria QUOTE SHEET 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP Unified Bid Announcement One World Trade Center – New York City Opening Statement: “Good afternoon everybody, now it’s time to speak in Spanish so I’ll switch… Para mi país y para la FMF hoy es un día muy importante. Es un día importante po Read more
MNT Apr 11, 2017
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