WORLD CUP

Los Angeles ramps up bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles World Cup Committee announced their bid to host several games of the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

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Los Angeles ramps up bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The Los Angeles World Cup Committee announced on Tuesday that the LA Galaxy president Chris Klein and Los Angeles FC co-president Larry Freedman as co-chairs of the region’s bid to host several games of the FIFA World Cup in 2026. The last time the city of Los Angeles hosted the World Cup games was in 1999.

Los Angeles the nation’s No 1 soccer city

Los Angeles has a rich and storied soccer history with a deeply passionate and diverse community of fans, from youth athletes to global superstars,” said Chris Klein, LA Galaxy President. “This city is a multicultural epicenter with supporters of teams and nations throughout the world. L.A.’s resources and infrastructure will set the standard for a host city and make it a perfect location for the most celebrated tournament in the world.”

US to co-host World Cup

Klein and Freedman will lead the Committee, who will offer to FIFA and the US Soccer Federation one of the most historic stadiums in the world, the Rose Bowl and the newly-built SoFi stadium. The United States will co-host the World Cup in 2026 with Mexico and Canada.

“L.A. is truly a soccer city,” said Larry Freedman, LAFC Co-President. “From playgrounds to city parks, kids and adults alike play soccer here from dawn until dusk. We are proud to be a part of the Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee, working with other members of the Committee to make our collective vision of bringing the world’s best players to the world’s city a reality.”