World Cup 2026
Our soccer culture likely pushed us across the finish line.
Seattle is one of 22 cities still in the running.
There’s going to be grass, but we don’t know what that means exactly.
SEA2026 formally welcomes FIFA on Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Bid committee will tour facilities starting on Oct. 31.
Nine East Coast cities will be toured this month. Seattle will be toured in October or November.
In KING5 interview, Peter Tomozawa expresses confidence that lack of grass won’t keep World Cup from coming to Seattle.
Temporary grass is suboptimal, but more than half the candidate cities will need to use it.
Seattle is one of 17 U.S. cities still in the running to host games.
NBC Sports columnist thinks we’ll be one of 10 U.S. host cities in 2026.
The benefits will surely be overblown, but we’ve positioned ourselves about as well as we can to win over FIFA.
There are 23 cities still vying for 16 spots, but Seattle appears to be in good shape.