Tuesday , December 7 2021

FIFA continues venue visits to 2026 FIFA World Cup candidate host cities!

Following the first venue visits that took place in September, FIFA is due to start the second leg of its inspection tour of the 2026 FIFA World Cup candidate host cities.

Between October 21 and November 1, a delegation led by CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president Victor Montagliani will visit Kansas City, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Monterrey, San Francisco and Seattle.

During each visit, the FIFA delegation will meet with local stakeholders and discuss key topics such as venue management, infrastructure and sustainability as well as commercial, legal and legacy matters. The visits will also comprise inspections of essential infrastructure, such as stadiums, training facilities and potential FIFA Fan Festival venues.

The first nine candidate host cities visited during the initial leg set the bar high, clearly demonstrating their commitment and enthusiasm to be part of the largest single-sport event in the world. The delegation is eagerly looking forward to this next round of visits.
The remaining US and Mexican bidding venues, as well as those in Canada, will be visited by the end of November, with a view to performing a thorough assessment and finalising the selection process by Q1/Q2 2022.

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