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Houston in Running to Host World Cup in 2026

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The talk of the town is the bidding for the 2026 World Cup. Among the more than 30 cities across America, Houston, TX is still in the running to host the biggest matchup of the best soccer teams. According to an article by KHOU, “city officials formed a committee just after Super Bowl 51 ended to figure out how to bring the Super Bowl of soccer to the Bayou City.”

Houston is no stranger to hosting some of the biggest matches in history. Fresh off Super Bowl 51, the World Cup would be an added bonus to some of the biggest games played in our great state of Texas. With some of the best state-of-art stadiums, and ballparks already in place such as NRG Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and the BBVA Compass Stadium, it’s no wonder Houston has bragging rights for some of the most updated, and beautiful additions to its city to entice any match. Houston recently was host to the 2016 Copa America soccer tournament at NRG Stadium in June 2016.

“When the biggest event in the world comes to the country and there’s an opportunity to get it in your city, you want to have it,” Chris Canetti, president of business operations for the Houston Dynamo. said to KHOU. “It would be absolutely amazing for soccer in Houston, for the community and for the Dynamo if we could land the World Cup.”

There will be approximately 32 representatives from North American cities in Houston this November to work with the bid committee, stated KHOU.