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World Cup 2026

Discussion in 'Other Football' started by derek_villa, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. FredMertz

    FredMertz Active Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Ann Arbour, Los Angeles, Dallas, NY/NJ, Denver, Miami, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, SF/Santa Clara, Chicago, Nashville, Minneapolis, Glendale/Phoenix, Orlando
     
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    A bit surprised Atlanta didn't make the cut with their new stadium.
     
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    Where would they play in Boston? Do they mean Foxborough?
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    The sweet irony would be Fenway
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Then maybe we can score tickets. You know, because soccer purists will refuse to watch a match at a baseball stadium.
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    On that field, it could be 7aside and still be crowded.
     
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    No way Ann Arbor gets a game. They don't have the infrastructure to host a World Cup game, not enough hotels and transportation.
     
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    These are just assumptions. The real list hasn't come out yet.
     
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    It's 40 minutes from Detroit (similar distance as the Rose Bowl is to LAX) and manages to host 110,000 regularly for Michigan games and 109k for the Man U / Real Madrid game 3 years ago. The ability to print and sell 110,000 tickets will be too much for FIFA to ignore! Also, over summer break there would be a ton of housing available at the University...

    Atlanta definitely an oversight in my list.
     
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    Yeah -- I mean, I just made up that list, but Boston would be Foxboro.
     
  11. ferrarinycfc

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    These are the cities i think will make the initial list.

    CANADA
    1/ Vancouver - BC Place - 54,500
    2/ Toronto - BMO Field - 40,000
    3/ Montreal - Olympic Stadium - 61,000

    MEXICO
    1/ Mexico City - Estadio Azteca - 110,000
    2/ Guadalajara - Estadio Chivas - 45,000
    3/ Monterrey - Estadio BBVA Bancomer - 52,237

    UNITED STATES

    1/ New York - Metlife Stadium - 82,500
    2/ Los Angeles - LA Stadium - 70,000-100,000
    3/ Miami - Hard Rock Stadium - 65,000
    4/ Atlanta - Mercedes Benz Stadium - 71,000
    5/ Houston - NRG Stadium - 72,200
    6/ Chicago - Soldier Field - 61,500
    7/ San Jose - Levi Stadium - 68,500
    8/ Boston - Gillette Stadium - 66,800
    9/ Seattle - Century Link Field - 68,000
    10/ Phoenix - Uni of Phoenix Stadium - 63,400
    11/ Las Vegas - Las Vegas Stadium - 65,000
    12/ Dallas - AT&T Stadium - 80,000
    13/ Philadelphia - Lincoln Financial Field - 69,176
    14/ Nashville - Nissan Stadium - 69,000
    15/ Denver - Sports Authority Field - 76,125
    16/ Charlotte - Bank of America Stadium - 75,000
    17/ Washington DC - Fed Ex Field - 82,000
    18/ Indianapolis - Lucas Oil Stadium - 66,500
    19/ Minneapolis - US Bank Stadium - 66,000
    20/ Kansas City - Arrowhead Stadium - 76,000


    Its hard to know how many stadiums they plan to use. Canada & Mexico, I think are about right, as these are basically the ones that meet the requirements.

    The USA is where things get tricky. They really could host the World Cup 2 x over with the number of stadiums they have.

    Could weather conditions come into play. Playing games during the day means it is going to be hot & humid. Play them at night and Thunderstorms can wreak havoc and postpone games. Could indoor stadiums get the benefit because of that?

    Will be interesting to see how many cities get chosen.
     
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    LA Stadium or MetLife.
     
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    the US is set to host the quarterfinals onward
     
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    The entire tournament next summer is considered "the Finals". Groups & elimination matches.
     
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    news to me!
     
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    Not sure. Looks like a sop to the local MLS teams to have their stadiums on the list when larger stadiums in the same city are the real candidates.

    There will be some great venues in 2026. None of them will be actual soccer stadiums, but that doesn't matter.
     
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