FIFA completes second round of potential 2026 World Cup venue visits

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The second round of visits to potential 2026 World Cup venues ends today, with Concacaf President and FIFA Vice-President Victor Montagliani visiting several North America cities, including Dallas, Houston, Monterrey and Seattle.

Also visited: in this round: Kansas City, Cincinnati, Denver and San Francisco.

According to a FIFA press release, During each visit, the FIFA delegation will meet with local stakeholders and discuss key topics such as venue management, infrastructure and sustainability as well as commercial, legal and legacy matters. The visits will also comprise inspections of essential infrastructure, such as stadiums, training facilities and potential FIFA Fan Festival venues.

Visited earlier on September 15–23: Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.

The remaining US and Mexican bidding venues, as well as those in Canada, will be visited by the end of November, with the selection process finalized by Q1/Q2 2022. Still to be visited: Los Angeles, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Edmonton and Toronto.

Photo courtesy Seattle Sounders.

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