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Gillette Stadium included in United Bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Gillette Stadium included in United Bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Dallas has been included as an official host city candidate in the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. For another example, the Rose Bowl is the listed Los Angeles site in the bid book, but the book also mentions a proposed National Football League stadium in Inglewood, California, in making the city's case. North America is competing against Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup, with the winning bid to be decided in a vote this summer. The chosen US cities are Arlington, Texas; Atlanta; Baltimore; Cincinnati; Denver; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts; Houston; Inglewood or Pasadena, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Landover, Maryland; Miami; Nashville, Tennessee; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia; Santa Clara, California; and Seattle.

Canada has joined the United States and Mexico in a bid for the event.

Baltimore is in the running to be one of 23 cities in North America to host the world cup in 2026.

Becuase all three countries are part of the United Bid, it will require no new stadiums to be built in any of the cities.

The Minneapolis Bid Committee said Thursday it has decided against submitting a formal bid to host the soccer tournament. Kansas City, along with the United Bid, will instead be able to work with FIFA to ensure the players, officials, and fans have an extraordinary experience at the largest FIFA World Cup™ ever staged. He cited Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Levi's Stadium as two venues that did not exist when he was part of the 2010 bid but that could host games today.

Las Vegas is no longer pursuing a World Cup bid after looking at the costs involved.

Canadian news outlet TheBreaker reported that Fifa's bid documents state that "governments must grant a general tax exemption for Fifa", as well as "unrestricted import and export of all foreign currencies".

Behind the Summer Olympics, the men's World Cup is the best-attended sporting event in the world, and the final in Brazil in 2014 attracted a television audience about ten times the size of a Super Bowl's typical audience.

El Amrani believes both his country and continent are ready to host football's flagship event once again. "We look forward to discussing the merits of our bid with FIFA and soccer federations around the world in the weeks and months ahead".