The FIFA World Cup will return to North America for the first time in 32 years and Nashville is in the running to be a host city.
The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States was selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, reports ussoccer.com.
This is the first time three nations have been selected to co-host a FIFA World Cup.
Each of the United Bid’s 23 proposed stadiums are fully built, occupied, and operational, ensuring long-term use following the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. In addition, the United Bid has 150 existing world-class training facilities, millions of hotel rooms, and advanced infrastructure.
FIFA will make the final selection of host cities for the 2026 competition from the 23 candidates proposed in the United Bid.
“We were thrilled to learn that the World Cup is coming to the USA, Canada and Mexico in 2026. To see Nashville’s name on the list for potential host cities is really exciting. We know that the wonderful soccer community in Greater Nashville would embrace hosting World Cup matches and create a unforgettable environment,” states Tennessee Soccer Club, a premier youth soccer club located in Brentwood / Franklin with over 1,500 players.
The cities that make up the United Bid include:
- Mexico City
- Kansas City
- Los Angeles
- New York/New Jersey
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Washington DC
About the FIFA World Cup
The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be the first tournament with the expanded 48-team format and will require world-class facilities and infrastructure to ensure a successful tournament. The United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States is uniquely suited to accommodate FIFA’s high-level standards for hosting a FIFA World Cup™. The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins June 14.