US World Cup Bid Narrows To 27 Cities

US World Cup Bid Narrows To 27 Cities

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 20, 2009
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  • World Cup 2018, World Cup 2022, World Cup bids

The USA Bid Committee announced the 27 United States cities that passed the third stage of the city and stadium proposal review process and remain under consideration as potential host venues for the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

Those making the cut:

Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, LA, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Fransisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington DC.

Missing out on the cut are the following 11 cities:

Birmingham, Cincinnati, Columbus, Fayetteville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio.

Of the 27 cities left in the running there are 32 stadiums.

FIFA will be looking for a minimum of 12 stadiums and allow a maximum of 18.

Any cities left on the list that you are surprised by? Any that were cut that you are shocked to see go?

Metro Market/City

Stadium

Capacity

Atlanta

Georgia Dome

71,250

Baltimore

M & T Bank Stadium

71,008

Boston

Gillette Stadium

71,693

Charlotte

Bank of America Stadium

73,778

Chicago

Soldier Field

61,000

Cleveland

Cleveland Browns Stadium

72,000

Dallas

Cotton Bowl

89,000

Dallas

Cowboys Stadium

100,000

Denver

INVESCO Field

76,125

Detroit

Ford Field

67,188

Detroit

Michigan Stadium

108,000

Houston

Reliant Stadium

71,500

Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium

64,200

Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

82,000

Kansas City

Arrowhead Stadium

77,000

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

93,607

Los Angeles

Rose Bowl

92,000+

Miami

Land Shark Stadium

75,540

Nashville

LP Field

69,143

New York/N.J.

New Meadowlands Stadium

82,000

Oakland

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

63,026

Orlando

Florida Citrus Bowl

65,616

Philadelphia

Lincoln Financial Field

67,594

Phoenix/Glendale

University of Phoenix Stadium

71,000

San Diego

Qualcomm Stadium

70,500

San Francisco

Stanford Stadium

50,500

Seattle

Qwest Field

67,000

Seattle

Husky Stadium

72,500

St. Louis

Edward Jones Dome

67,268

Tampa

Raymond James Stadium

65,856

Washington, D.C.

RFK Stadium

45,600

Washington, D.C.

FedExField

91,704

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