Kansas City to host the 2026 World Cup Soccer Matches

Kansas City will welcome the biggest sporting event in the World in four years. The City in a minor upset has been selected to host the 2026 World Cup Soccer Match, bringing the most viewed sporting event on the earth. A number of 16 teams in North America cities, including 11 American were among the cities that were chosen to host the United bid. Out of the 11 American cities Kansas City is among the smallest markets to host the World Cup Soccer matches beating out cities like Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Las Vegas and Cincinnati.

FIFA made the official announcement in New York during a televised event. It’s not clear how many games will be played but it’s expected that a minimum of five matches will be played at Arrowhead Stadium which is home of the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s expected that the city will receive an economic impact which it’s expect up to be $620 million in incremental economic activity according from an economic study from the University of Tennessee. Local and small businesses will receive a huge boost as travelers around the World will see their home countries play their games in Kansas City. The City is no stranger in hosting International Soccer Matches, last year the city hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer matches at Children’s Mercy Park home of Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer and varies U.S. Mens and Women’s International Friendly Matches. Early this month the City announce plans to build $135 million dollar 11,000 seat soccer stadium for the Kansas City Current of the National Women’s Soccer League club that is slated to play at the new stadium in 2024.  There is no doubt that growth of the two professional soccer teams and the city’s grassroot soccer culture by the fans, are the reason why Kansas City will host the World Cup Soccer Match in 2026.


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