KC could be on list for group bidding for 2026 FIFA World Cup host city

Kansas City, Mo., could be part of a group putting in a bid for hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup at Arrowhead Stadium.

It will be one of 49 stadiums located in and around 44 cities that could be considered for inclusion in an official bid sent to FIFA by March 16, 2008, according to a statement from the group today. Arrowhead Stadium holds more than 76,000 people.

The group, the United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada, has sent requests asking selected cities to declare their interest by Sept. 5 to take part in the bid process.

The bid committee will narrow the list to 20 to 25 cities that will be submitted to FIFA, according to the announcement.

For more information, see www.sportingkc.com/post/2017/08/15/kansas-city-among-cities-vying-host-2026-world-cup-matches.

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