Sports

Michael Mooney
Nov 8, 2021 - Sports

Dallas bids for 2026 World Cup final

An American soccer player, wearing a white jersey, lines up for a corner kick under a large jumbotron.
AT&T Stadium has hosted several international soccer matches, including U.S. v. Jamaica this summer. Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

A bid committee consisting of elected officials, business leaders and executives from two different pro sports franchises has been lobbying FIFA with the hope that North Texas might host as many as six matches of the 2026 World Cup, including the final.

Why it matters: The World Cup final is the single biggest sporting event on the planet. Hosting the final match would bring global recognition and hundreds of millions dollars in revenue to North Texas.

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