The US Bid Committee has revealed it’s list of 18 cities that be be included on the 2018/2022 World Cup bids.

The 18 cities are (chart via press release from USSoccer):

USA Bid Final Cities for Inclusion in Bid Book to FIFA for 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup and Related Stadiums
(In alphabetical order)
Metro Market/City Stadium Estimated Capacity
for FIFA World Cup
Atlanta Georgia Dome 70,868
Baltimore M & T Bank Stadium 71,008
Boston Gillette Stadium 73,393
Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Cotton Bowl
91,600
89,000
Denver INVESCO Field 75,165
Houston Reliant Stadium 76,000
Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium 66,500
Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 75,364
Los Angeles Rose Bowl
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
89,000
93,607
Miami Land Shark Field 80,240
Nashville LP Field 75,000
New York/New Jersey New Meadowlands Stadium 84,046
Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field 69,111
Phoenix/Glendale University of Phoenix Stadium 71,362
San Diego Qualcomm Stadium 67,700
Seattle Qwest Field
Husky Stadium
68,056
72,500
Tampa Raymond James Stadium 75,000
Washington, D.C. FedEx Field 89,690

Any surprises? Definitely Atlanta, Nashville, and San Diego for me. Biggest has to be NO CHICAGO! Gulati said the city was in “Olympic fatigue.”

More to come on this….