FIFA Delegation To Visit Nashville As Prospective 2026 World Cup Host City

A delegation of FIFA officials will begin its tour of U.S. cities from Sept. 15-23 to determine who will host 2026 World Cup games, starting in Boston and ending in Miami. FIFA officials will be visiting Nashville on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami will also be visited in this initial trip. The remaining US bidding venues, as well as those in Canada and Mexico, will be visited by the end of November.

The overall delegation will be led by FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani and will include FIFA experts across multiple fields, including venue management, stadium and city infrastructure, team facilities, commercial, bidding and legal.

Montagliani, FIFA Chief Tournaments and Events Officer Colin Smith, and the candidate host city representative will be available for media at Thursday’s press conference.

Steven Boero