Minneapolis Bid to Host 2026 World Cup Moves Forward

Minneapolis Bid to Host 2026 World Cup Moves Forward Photo: KSTP

October 04, 2017 08:09 PM

Minneapolis is on to the next round when it comes to its bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Forty-four cities submitted bids to the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States for consideration. On Wednesday, that group was trimmed down to 32 - 25 U.S. Cities, four from Canada and three from Mexico.

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Minneapolis is among that group. The 25 U.S. Cities are Minneapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington D.C.

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The four Canadian cities are Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The three cities in Mexico are Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.

Representatives from each of the 32 cities will travel to Houston the week of Nov. 13 for a working session with the United Bid Committee team.

The committee is attempting to secure hosting rights for the World Cup in 2026. And the next stage of the process is meant to "integrate the 32 potential host cities into the united bid strategy and vision," according to a release.

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