At the start of a longish process, Vancouver is in the game to be one of the host cities in the United 2026 FIFA World Cup bid.

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“The host cities that are selected from the list announced today will define the United Bid,”  commented Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary and Canada Bid Director for the United Bid.  “We are pleased that six Canadian cities have completed the Request for Information and we look forward to working closely with these potential host cities in the next steps of preparing a world class bid to secure the 2026 FIFA World Cup for the United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States.” . . .

The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be the first tournament with the expanded 48-team format and will require world-class facilities and infrastructure. Canada, Mexico and the United States are uniquely suited to accommodate FIFA’s high-level standards for hosting a FIFA World Cup™.

More on United 2026 HERE.