World Cup coming to the U.S. in 2026; will Levi’s be in the mix?


Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, host to the Super Bowl, outdoor ice hockey, college football bowl games, concerts, Wrestlemania and Monster Jam, is a likely bet to participate in the biggest sporting event on Earth — the World Cup.

The possibility came about Wednesday when FIFA awarded the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada and Mexico.

It will the first time the event is hosted by three countries. It will mark the return of the World Cup to the United States for the first time in 32 years. The U.S. will host 60 of the 80 matches, and all matches from the quarterfinals on. Mexico and Canada, which each will provide three venues, will host 10 matches apiece.

The combined bid included 23 potential host stadiums, all already constructed. Levi’s Stadium is on that list, according to multiple media outlets, and is considered to be a likely choice.

Old Stanford Stadium was a venue when the United States hosted the 1994 World Cup.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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