June 25, 2022

The global spotlight shines on Kansas City after it was officially named one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup. Football fans filled KC Live! in the Power & Light District on Thursday afternoon to watch a stream of the official FIFA announcement. The United States will host the 2026 World Cup, with Kansas City likely to get some of the matches in the month-long tournament. event in the world. Kansas City was one of more than a dozen cities that offered to host some of the games. Arrowhead Stadium could be a site. Some of the seats in the stadium would need to be removed to accommodate a full World Cup pitch in the stadium. knowing that we welcome the world in there, that’s what it means. Whether you’re a football fan or not, or a football fan, it’s crazy to think what’s going to happen to our city in just four short years,” said Kathy Nelson, President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission. “You bring in all these different countries with their culture and their ethnicity. I think it will be great for this city. Midwest which could represent the Midwest better than Kansas City,” Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has said hosting a World Cup match could cost at least $150 million. “It’s the culmination of a long time. If you remember this area a few years ago, there was no Power & Light. There was no new arena. There was no There was no Sporting Park at the KCK. There was no tram. But look where we are today,” Lucas said.

The global spotlight is on Kansas City after it was officially named one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup.

Football fans filled KC Live! in the Power & Light District on Thursday afternoon to watch the official FIFA announcement.

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The United States will host the 2026 World Cup, with Kansas City likely to get some of the matches in the month-long tournament.

The World Cup is considered the biggest sporting event in the world.

Kansas City was one of more than a dozen cities that offered to host some of the games.

In October, officials from international soccer’s governing body visited Kansas City.

While we wait for the exact location of some matches, Arrowhead Stadium might be one venue. Some of the seats in the stadium would need to be removed to install a full World Cup pitch in the stadium.

“Oh my God. When you think of Sporting KC and the Current and you go out and see that energy and that excitement, knowing that we’re welcoming the world in there, that’s what it means. Whether you’re a fan football or not, or football fan, it’s crazy to think what’s going to happen to our city in just four short years,” said Kathy Nelson, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission.

“You’re bringing in all these different countries with their culture and their ethnicity. I think that’s going to be great for this city. I don’t know of any other city in the Midwest that could represent the Midwest better than Kansas City,” Peter said. Vermes. , coach of Sporting KC.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has said it could cost at least $150 million to host a World Cup game.

“It’s the culmination of a long time. If you remember this area a few years ago, there was no Power & Light. There was no new arena. There was no There was no Sporting Park at the KCK. There was no tram. But look where we are today,” Lucas said.

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