District Line Each day: FIFA World Cup in D.C.?

District Line Daily: FIFA World Cup in D.C.?

The world’s hottest sports activities competitors is returning to the U.S. for the primary time in many years, and D.C. desires in. At the moment, our metropolis introduced its official bid to be a bunch metropolis for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

World Cup matches are nonetheless a great distance out, however the course of to influence FIFA to select D.C. as one in all 10 U.S. host cities for the month-long males’s soccer match begins now. There’s an internet site and all the things.

A gaggle entrusted with securing the matches known as the DC2026 Advisory Board launched right this moment and might be chaired by Max Brown, Board of Administrators Chairman of Occasions DC, Mark Einfounder and CEO of Capital Funding Company (and Washington Metropolis Paper’s proprietor), Gina Adams, a senior vice chairman at FedEx Company, and D.C. United goalkeeper Invoice Hamid. Different advisory board members embody famed chef José Andrés, the mayor’s chief of employees and deputy mayor John FalcicchioPerforming Deputy Mayor for Planning and Financial Growth and former and present Washington Spirit gamers, Joanna Lohman and Andi Sullivan

“Proper now, as nations around the globe proceed to reply to this pandemic, the 2026 FIFA World Cup is one thing we are able to all sit up for,” mentioned Mayor Muriel Bowser in an announcement. “And when the match involves North America, it solely is sensible for DC—the Sports activities Capital and District of Champions—to host. We’re already a metropolis united by the sport, and in 2026, we sit up for uniting the world.”

However the place would we even host the video games? D.C. is providing FedExField in its bid, per the Put up. Again in 1994, D.C. was chosen to be one of some U.S. cities to anchor parts of the lads’s FIFA World Cup and hosted soccer matches at RFK Stadium. FedExField hosted the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup last in 1999, and RFK was the host of matches within the 2003 match. The 60-year-old dilapidated RFK Stadium now sits vacant, and can quickly be demolished as a result of it’s too costly to maintain it. Now, nobody can agree on what to do with it. And lately, RFK is house to a pop-up drive-in movie show.   

In accordance to the Put up, different cities vying for the chance to host the video games are New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Cincinnati, Nashville, Houston, Denver, Seattle, and Kansas Metropolis, Mo. Mexico and Canada are additionally internet hosting venues in what can be the primary World Cup hosted by three nations.

—Amanda Michelle Gomez (ideas? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com)

CITY DESK LINKS, by Amanda Michelle Gomez (ideas? agomez@washingtoncitypaper.com

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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (ideas? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

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YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (ideas? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com

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ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (ideas? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (ideas? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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CITY LIGHTS, by Emma Sarappo (Love this part? Get the total publication right here. Ideas? esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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