Houston has been included in a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. On Thursday, March 14th, the FIFA officials announced that Houston would be included with the USA location consideration alongside 22 other cities in our bid. The United States, Canada, and Mexico have teamed up to create a multi-nation bid to help their efforts in securing a FIFA World Cup over in North America.

 

The full list of cities (Provided by Houston Chronicle) are below:

Canada:
• Edmonton
• Montréal
• Toronto

 

Mexico:
• Guadalajara
• Mexico City
• Monterrey

 

United States:
• Atlanta
• Baltimore
• Boston
• Cincinnati
• Dallas
• Denver
• Houston
• Kansas City
• Los Angeles
• Miami
• Nashville
• New York/New Jersey
• Orlando
• Philadelphia
• San Francisco Bay Area
• Seattle
• Washington DC

If the bid does go through, North America is going to host it together, with locations all across the continent. There would be 10 matches in Canada, 10 in Mexico and 60 in the United States. The United States and Morocco are the two currently bidding against each other to host the 2026 World Cup. The winner will not be decided until June, however, two years later the list of cities gets chosen to a top 10 rather than the original 17. If Houston is selected there could be a good chance the Space City does indeed get a final nod to host the World Cup. Houston’s location (Middle of the United States) and the easy access International airport would make it easy for many travelers to head straight to Houston to experience the World Cup. Here’s to hoping Houston can make it!

 

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