Potential 2026 WC Hosts (Update: Morocco Sole Challenger to CONCACAF Bid)

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  1. ATLfirefan

    ATLfirefan Member

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 8, 2005
    Dacula, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    I don't know when exactly FIFA WC Stadiums stipulations have changed, but I'd bet they've changed since France 1998, considering the tournament also featured a stadium with a capacity less than 40,000.

    Wind, rain and snow are just as detrimental to a soccer match as extreme heat.

    We call them that because that's what they are named now. We can cross that bridge in 9 years. Are we not allowed to call it "Allianz Arena?"
     
  2. jesta

    jesta Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    nope, that is not the FIFA rule, it is FIFA recommendation that has been highly accepted in all world cups after 1998.

    on last two world cups (brazil and now russia) brazil had 100% seats covered apart from temporary seating in sao paulo, and russia will have all covered but temporary seating in yekaterinburg and sochi plus small portion of standard seats in sochi.
    btw, germany had 100% seats covered, south africa had one and a half (or lets call it two) uncovered stadiums. japan and korea I can not exactly remember but most were definitely covered.

    us will have one covered (miami) plus whatever domes selected plus inglewood as semi-domed stadium
     
  3. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    So that's kind of my point, the seats don't have to be covered; bribes, nice hotels, luxury suites or other factors will do.
    Wind, rain, snow, just as detrimental but a lot more fun to watch. Games in the heat are boring.
    Not setting a rule on calling the stadiums, just suggesting a method of simplicity.

    At some point a corporate name has the staying power and is simple enough to be identifiable - Wrigley Field, for instance, or even Coors Field in Denver. The current name for the NFL stadium in Denver? No. But "The Denver NFL stadium" it will always be.
     
  4. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Country:
    Argentina
    Morocco's bid is strong, may be able to pull it off and become hosts.
     
  5. jesta

    jesta Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    I'd say it has as many chances as Argentina/Uruguay bid for 2030 ...... little to none!
     
  6. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Country:
    Bolivia
    I believe only 9 stadiums have been confirmed. Three of them are future stadiums. In contrast, Russia and Brazil have 12 and South Africa had 10. Qatar will have 8. Add the fact that there are now 48 teams to host and the bid looks awfully thin on the infrastructure side.

    The big drawing factor is that it's close to Europe. So if they gain enough European and African votes then they will have some traction.
     
  7. jesta

    jesta Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    all potential host cities from the shortlist published two weeks ago must put in a bid by next tuesday. after that bid committee will present the reduced list of potential host venues!
     
  8. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Montreal officially submited the Stade Olympique as a hosting venue for 2026 this morning.

    The stadium can currently host 61k people but may be reconfigured to the 1976 Olympic games to host over 70k.

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  9. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Definitely an option. Though not one of the better ones in Canada these days given it's age and condition.
     
  10. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
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  11. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    Croatia
    Don't know if it was answered, but what is expected number of Canadian cities to host it? One? Two? Three?
     
  12. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Since Mexico only submited 3, I'd say 3 Canadian Cities will host. Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto are favorites. Not sure how Edmonton could get a pass though...More likely 4 cities.

    http://www.canadasoccer.com/41-citi...id-for-2026-fifa-world-cup--p161135-preview-1

    Canada (6 cities)
    Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium 56,335
    Montréal, Québec - Stade Olympique 61,004
    Ottawa, Ontario - TD Place Stadium 24,341
    Regina, Saskatchewan - Mosaic Stadium 30,048
    Toronto, Ontario - BMO Field 28,026
    Vancouver, British Columbia - BC Place 55,165

    Mexico (3 cities)
    Guadalajara - Jalisco Estadio Chivas 45,364
    Mexico City - Estadio Azteca 87,000
    Monterrey - Nuevo León Estadio Rayados 52,237

    United States (32 cities)
    Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium 75,000
    Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium 71,008
    Birmingham, AL Legion Field 71,594
    Boston, MA Gillette Stadium 66,829
    Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium 75,525
    Chicago, IL Soldier Field 61,500
    Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium 65,515
    Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium 67,895
    Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl 92,100
    Dallas, TX (Arlington, TX) AT&T Stadium 105,000
    Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 76,125
    Detroit, MI Ford Field 65,000
    Houston, TX NRG Stadium 72,200
    Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium 70,000
    Jacksonville, FL EverBank Field 82,000
    Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium 76,416
    Las Vegas, NV Raiders Stadium 72,000
    Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,000
    Los Angeles, CA (Inglewood, CA) City of Champions Stadium 100,000
    Los Angeles, CA (Pasadena, CA) Rose Bowl 90,888
    Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium 65,326
    Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium 66,200
    Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium 69,143
    New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 76,468
    New York/New Jersey (East Rutherford, NJ) MetLife Stadium 82,500
    Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium 65,000
    Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field 69,596
    Phoenix, AZ (Glendale, AZ) University of Phoenix Stadium 73,000
    Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field 68,400
    Salt Lake City, UT Rice-Eccles Stadium 45,807
    San Antonio, TX Alamodome 72,000
    San Francisco/San Jose, CA (Santa Clara, CA) Levi’s Stadium 75,000
    Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field 72,000
    Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium 75,000
    Washington, DC (Landover, MD) FedEx Field 82,000
     
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  13. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Not surprised to see San Diego drop out. Qualcomm Stadium won't exist in 2026 and there will be no suitably sized replacement.
     
  14. iggymcfly

    iggymcfly Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    I saw an article earlier in the week that said the US would host 60 games while Canada and Mexico would host 10 games each with all the matches from the quarterfinals on being played in the US. Trump was in the headline if you want to search for it.

    That basically guarantees 16 venues hosting 5 games each meaning there will be 2 venues each in Canada and Mexico and 12 venues in the United States. Likely what will happen is that each 3 team group will be hosted by one city (3 games) and that city will also host one R32 game and one game from the R16 on.

    I'd say Toronto and Montreal are near locks to host in Canada while Mexico City and Monterrey will likely host from Mexico. From the US, I'd expect:

    New York
    Los Angeles
    Chicago
    Phoenix
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Seattle
    Dallas
    Washington
    Denver

    to all be pretty safe choices with the other two cities being up for grabs.
     
  15. Felix Herve Caroll

    Jun 1, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    Ivory Coast
  16. VBCity72

    VBCity72 Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Sunny San Diego
    Club:
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Country:
    United States
    Houston and Miami
     
  17. jesta

    jesta Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    Yepp, there is still no final word on this, but there are basically few options discussed and I suspect FIFA will have a final word on this. 10-12 US Stadiums and 2-3 Stadiums in Canada and Mexico each. From what I was able to find out FIFA would prefer less stadiums while LOC is pushing for more.
    FIFA decides on opening venue and final stadium

    Talking about the locks, only LA and NY are real locks in the US, with one of them going to be the final venue, probably new LA stadium because of roof. All the others have pros and contras!
     
  18. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada



    Canada (4)
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Montréal, Québec
    Toronto, Ontario
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Mexico (3)
    Guadalajara, Jalisco
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monterrey, Nuevo León

    United States (25)
    Los Angeles, California
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Miami, Florida
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    New York, New York
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Orlando, Florida
    Chicago, Illinois
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Dallas, Texas
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Denver, Colorado
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Detroit, Michigan
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Houston, Texas
    Seattle, Washington
    Kansas City, Missouri Tampa, Florida
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Washington, DC
     
  19. jesta

    jesta Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    well, just a couple of cuts. so we do not know much more than before :(:D
     
  20. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Country:
    United States
    just the obvious US stadiums cut, like San Diego. I love the 3 Mexico cities and hoping if a Canadian city gets cut it'll be Edmonton. Montréal, Québec, and Toronto are all super fun cities.

    It'll be interesting as the 25 on the US list gets whittled down.
     
  21. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Country:
    Bolivia
    On a purely selfish note, I'm hoping that the final cut has Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Nashville and Atlanta as all five are within driving distance.
     
  22. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    Almost certain 3 won’t be in Florida
     
  23. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Country:
    United States
    Highly doubt there will be 2 in FLA, and there won't be 5 in the southeast either. I think probably 2 and maybe 3 from that list but 3's a longshot. I could see ATL and one of the FLA cities, but wouldn't be shocked if only 1 of those 5 got chosen either.
     
  24. jesta

    jesta Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    I see this quite different, I have a strong feeling both Miami and Orlando will get selected. Miami is only US stadium that fits all FIFA criterias and Orlando is second to Vegas in hotel capacities and first one in terms of entertainment. It would be missed opportunity for the host country if they omit Orlando. Of course Citrus Bowl would require quite an update to be World Cup capable, but why not, most of other stadiums will not need any works anyway!On the top of that Orlando is a football city and it was part of the last World Cup and Copa America as well.

    On the other hand, I am not sure if Vegas is going to be selected, probably not!
     
  25. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    #1475 HomietheClown, Oct 14, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
    I am with you since Florida is my favorite place to vacation to (and I used to live there as a child).

    But i think Miami will be the lone city selected which is fine by me. They were left out of the '94 World Cup due to baseball and left out of the Copa Centenario due to renovations.
    They deserve to host big futbol matches on the biggest stage.
     

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