I didn't see a thread on this topic so I decided to create one. If one already exists please merge. While watching the U20 World Cup I noticed the size of the crowds that these events bring in and the stadiums in which they were played. A few stadiums had a really big capacity and a few were really small. The average attendance for the tournament was 22,987 people per match. The final was played in an MLS stadium with 20K capacity. I think the US has the perfect situation for hosting this event given our new MLS SSSs. As much as I'd love to see it, I seriously doubt we'll have another World Cup in the US in our lifetime, or at least for another 30+ years. This could be our best chance to host a major international tournament. I know Egypt has won the right to host the 2009 competition, but I think USSF should make a serious bid for the 2011 cup. By then, almost all of the current MLS teams will have their own stadiums. Big games, like the semis and final could be held at the bigger stadiums like HDC (27k), Red Bull Park (25k), and Poplar Point (27k) if it ever gets built. Quarterfinals could be in the 20-22k stadiums like PHP, Crew Stadium, Sandy Utah, Houston with the group stages in the 18-20k seaters like Dick's, Epicenter (San Jose), and St. Louis (assuming it gets built). I know I must have missed some stadiums along the way. What do you guys think of this idea? Any other thoughts as to hosting stadiums? Should we go huge for the final and play in an NFL stadium (Gillette?). Does anyone have any information on bidding for the 2011 U20 World Cup? I wasn't able to find anything on when it will be decided and who has made or will be making bids to host.