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23 North American cities included in United 2026 FIFA World Cup bid!

The bid committee for the United 2026 World Cup, proposed to be hosted between Canada, the United States and Mexico, announced the final list of 23 cities in contention to host games should the bid win the right to host the 2026 tournament.

The list of 23 is down from the last group of 32 cities throughout the three countries. Up to 16 cities would ultimately get the opportunity to host World Cup games for the 48-team tournament. The United 2026 bid will be up against a bid from Morocco, with FIFA member nations voting for the host on June 13.

“The United Bid is honored to present to FIFA a bid that symbolizes the collective efforts of our three countries and our 23 candidate host cities that have the demonstrated history and ability to stage the newly expanded 2026 FIFA World Cup. As stewards for the world’s largest sporting event, our diverse and inclusive cultures will welcome all players, officials and fans in celebration of the game in North America and around the world,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Bid Director and General Secretary, Canada Soccer in a statement.

Of the 23 cities still in contention, 15 locales have an MLS team in the market: Montreal and Toronto in Canada, and Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. in the US. Of those, five (Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta, Foxborough and Seattle) have been proposed using venues currently used by MLS teams.

Potential bid cities:

CANADA
– Edmonton
– Montreal
– Toronto

MEXICO
– Guadalajara
– Mexico City
– Monterrey

UNITED STATES
– Atlanta
– Baltimore
– Boston
– Cincinnati
– Dallas
– Denver
– Houston
– Kansas City
– Los Angeles
– Miami
– Nashville
– New York/New Jersey
– Orlando
– Philadelphia
– San Francisco Bay Area
– Seattle
– Washington, D.C.

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