“The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, with a united bid from North America winning the right to host soccer's showcase event, the sport's world governing body decided on Wednesday,” writes Bill Chappell in their recent NPR article entitled “U.S., Mexico And Canada Win Bid To Host 2026 World Cup.”
According to Chappell’s article, “The united bid was selected over a competing bid from Morocco, in a vote among some 203 FIFA members that was held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup, hosted by Russia. The tally was 134 votes for the united bid and 65 votes for Morocco.”
"Thank you so, so very much for this incredible honor,’ Carlos Cordeiro, president of the U.S. soccer federation, said after the vote was taken. ‘Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege," Cordeiro says in the piece.
How incredible of an honor to receive a World Cup bid, right?
And what a significant responsibility too.
We’re curious how properties with a bid to host matches will perform.
Could your property handle a World Cup-worthy day or event?
We couldn’t think of a better day to discuss how we believe World Cup-worthy properties would manage an experience of this magnitude than today – the first day of the 2018 World Cup!
Do you agree?
We’re excited here at 24/7 Software for the first kick-off. The World Cup is always exciting to watch.
But, what if you won a bid to host a match in, let’s say, 2026 – how would your property get ready?
We’ve got a method for you.