FIFA officials to visit the Bay Area this weekend as part of the 2026 World Cup bid

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – The Bay Area is making its case to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

This weekend, the Bay Area Host Committee will welcome FIFA officials to Levi’s Stadium for a site visit as part of the Bay Area bid to be a World Cup host city. .

The San Francisco 49ers, a coalition of Bay Area businesses (Airbnb, Google, Lyft, Salesforce, etc.) and political leaders (including Mayor of London Breed, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Mayor Libby Schaaf) stand together will meet to present the Bay Area.

The 2026 World Cup will be hosted in 16 cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Currently, 22 cities are being considered across the three countries and the host cities are expected to be announced in early 2022.

FIFA officials will tour Levi’s Stadium and assess both the stadium’s capabilities as a host venue and the region as a whole.

“The excitement and community spirit unique to the Bay Area has been directed into football for generations, dating back to the FIFA World Cup games held in the region in 1994 and 1999 which were a huge success. “Al Guido, president of the 49ers and Bay Area said the 2026 board chairman.” There is no doubt in my mind that the 2026 FIFA World Cup would elicit an even bigger response, and we are honored to lead the Bay Area bid to host this exciting and compelling event. Levi’s Stadium is a world class venue that has shown it is capable of hosting top national and world events, and we would be a fantastic venue for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. ”

In addition to partner companies and community leaders, the Bay Area bid is also supported by the Bay Area Legislative Caucus, a local body made up of decision makers and expert officials who oversee various municipalities and represent residents. of the region in the government of the California legislature.

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