World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby ldai_phs » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:57 pm

I recently heard something along the lines of "economic impact on host cities is in the billions". Is this true?

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby bobbyhawks » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:55 pm

ldai_phs wrote:I recently heard something along the lines of "economic impact on host cities is in the billions". Is this true?

Probably for all host cities in aggregate. Certainly not for a single host city. It isn't a local team (unless the USA draws your city), so you could potentially have 40 to 60k or more people from all over the country and world staying in KC. The global travelers are likely to make it more of a vacation than a there-and-back visit and are also likely to be of the wealthier variety of vacationer.

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:31 pm

I have seen the impact for Brazil estimates anywhere from $3B-$30B. Brazil did build many new stadiums and probably other infrastructure. I think that higher number includes a lot of the construction work.

However, in 2026, the field will be expanded with more teams and more games, the impact could be greater.

The Super Bowl economic impact is said to be around $700M. Since World Cup host cities will have multiple games, I could see the impact approaching $1B per city (as far as the estimates go, which seem like they are always inflated).

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby shinatoo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:00 pm

bobbyhawks wrote:
ldai_phs wrote:I recently heard something along the lines of "economic impact on host cities is in the billions". Is this true?

Probably for all host cities in aggregate. Certainly not for a single host city. It isn't a local team (unless the USA draws your city), so you could potentially have 40 to 60k or more people from all over the country and world staying in KC. The global travelers are likely to make it more of a vacation than a there-and-back visit and are also likely to be of the wealthier variety of vacationer.


If the USA team qualifies.
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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby gfisch95 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:50 pm

shinatoo wrote:
bobbyhawks wrote:
ldai_phs wrote:I recently heard something along the lines of "economic impact on host cities is in the billions". Is this true?

Probably for all host cities in aggregate. Certainly not for a single host city. It isn't a local team (unless the USA draws your city), so you could potentially have 40 to 60k or more people from all over the country and world staying in KC. The global travelers are likely to make it more of a vacation than a there-and-back visit and are also likely to be of the wealthier variety of vacationer.


If the USA team qualifies.


If you are the host you automatically qualify.

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby grovester » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:38 pm

gfisch95 wrote:
shinatoo wrote:
bobbyhawks wrote:Probably for all host cities in aggregate. Certainly not for a single host city. It isn't a local team (unless the USA draws your city), so you could potentially have 40 to 60k or more people from all over the country and world staying in KC. The global travelers are likely to make it more of a vacation than a there-and-back visit and are also likely to be of the wealthier variety of vacationer.


If the USA team qualifies.


If you are the host you automatically qualify.


Damn, no wonder they bid so much.

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:26 pm

Some good news and some bad news on the World Cup front:

The bad news is that the bid from Morocco seems to be gaining momentum. The North American bid was once the prohibitive favorite, but it seems like a close race at this point.

The good news is that the list of potential host cities in the North American bid has been cut to 23 (17 of those in the US) and KC is still in consideration. The biggest omission is Chicago who pulled themselves out (as some other cities did, apparently). I think Chicago would have been a near lock and would have diminished our chances. The only other Midwest city remaining is Cincinnati. I'm not sure how much regional distribution would be a priority, but if they want a city in the Midwest, I like our chances. I guess Denver could be our main regional rival.

I think it will come down to how many US cities they want to host. If they go with the higher estimated number of 12 host cities in the US, I think we have a fairly good shot - maybe 50/50 or a little better.

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Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Postby TheSmokinPun » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:57 pm

This is the final list of teams, they have to submit the bid tomorrow. So if they get the WC, KC would get a game(s). Reminder that the World Cup will have 48 teams by then so easier to spread it out.


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