A team of government and sports representatives from Seattle met with members of the USA Bid Committee in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, to help secure Seattle’s spot in the next round of cities under consideration to host the FIFA World CupTM in 2018 or 2022.
In August, the USA Bid Committee announced that 27 potential cities, including Seattle, made the cut to be included in the United States’ bid to host the FIFA World Cup™ in either 2018 or 2022. By the end of the year, the USA Bid Committee is expected to determine 18 final cities to include in its final proposal to FIFA. In December 2010, FIFA will award the host nation for both 2018 and 2022.
The Seattle delegation includes the city of Seattle, the Seattle Sports Commission, Seattle Sounders FC, the University of Washington, and First and Goal. Representatives of these organizations have been working for the last six months to ensure Seattle is included as a potential host city if the United States is selected as