- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 23, 2009
- 6 Comments
- World Cup 2018, World Cup 2022, World Cup bids, World Cup Stadiums
This may be bigger news for someone like myself who lives in the DFW Metroplex but still it could be noteworthy to others that want to possibly make a trip to Dallas in the future if the news is true.
Steve Davis is reporting this morning that the World Cup bids for the US in 2018/22 could see the final match be played at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, outside of Dallas.
The fact remains that Jerry Jones built a mega stadium down here in the Big D and the folks at the USSF have easily noticed. Hell its hard to not notice that stadium out there. You can see it from miles away on a clear day here.
It mainly comes down to money. LA and New York…and even Chicago are a tad sexier than Dallas as a whole but when their stadiums won’t come close to holding what Dallas’ stadium will you have to consider it. If you could pack 100,000 folks into a stadium with pretty much all good views of the field for a World Cup final instead of just 80,000 like in other stadiums, the money loving USSF would easily take the 100,000 seat stadium any day.
A couple things could stand in the way for Jones’ lovely spaceship of a stadium though. The standing room only seating and the width of the field are biggies on FIFA’s mind. If neither issue gets resolved you won’t see the final played in Dallas.
Still the thought of a World Cup final in Dallas has me excited. I know the tournament will come here in one of those two World Cups that the US is bidding on here. But a World Cup final is really cool to think of here. That would easily get the locals excited.