World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

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I wouldn't be shocked if they sneak in another us host city
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WoodDraw wrote: Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:47 pm I wouldn't be shocked if they sneak in another us host city
Not going to happen. FIFA is locked in, there into the deep planning stages for each city.
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TheSmokinPun wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:57 am
WoodDraw wrote: Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:47 pm I wouldn't be shocked if they sneak in another us host city
Not going to happen. FIFA is locked in, there into the deep planning stages for each city.
What? Fifa makes changes late all the time
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WoodDraw wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 10:30 am
TheSmokinPun wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:57 am
WoodDraw wrote: Wed Mar 15, 2023 7:47 pm I wouldn't be shocked if they sneak in another us host city
Not going to happen. FIFA is locked in, there into the deep planning stages for each city.
What? Fifa makes changes late all the time
See example: beer sales for Qatar
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No one talks about it, but the US is always the emergency world cup host should something go wrong because we have so much infrastructure available for it and can run a tournament on relatively short notice.

Ecuador didn't want Copa America so the us is hosting now. And that's in 2024. Back in 2003 we hosted the women's world cup with a few months notice.

Which is just to say, there's plenty of time to spin up a city to host. They just announced the format. I think if Chicago called, the phone would be answered.
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WoodDraw wrote: Sat Mar 18, 2023 1:13 pm No one talks about it, but the US is always the emergency world cup host should something go wrong because we have so much infrastructure available for it and can run a tournament on relatively short notice.

Ecuador didn't want Copa America so the us is hosting now. And that's in 2024. Back in 2003 we hosted the women's world cup with a few months notice.

Which is just to say, there's plenty of time to spin up a city to host. They just announced the format. I think if Chicago called, the phone would be answered.
Oh no doubt, we’re leagues ahead in regards to a lot of that, especially stadium infrastructure. It’s definitely not top of the list though, as fifa would likely try and iron out issues before immediately pivoting.
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Coming out of a successful Kansas City NFL Draft, it makes me think about how very, very big the World Cup in the city is going to be. Longer in time, people from all over the world, world press coverage... I think we proved with the Draft that we can be very successful at an event like this and, I think, should put us in the running for one of the United States games. Sure, there are cities with more hotel rooms and more restaurants and entertainment. But, I don't think many will let an event totally take over the city like Kansas City will. Every person in the city would be geared for it and doing what they can to put on a good show for the fans and the world.
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Announcement from Kelly + Parsons on Thursday regarding WC
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langosta wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:39 am Announcement from Kelly + Parsons on Thursday regarding WC
Any hints as to what it could entail?
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Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:42 am
langosta wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:39 am Announcement from Kelly + Parsons on Thursday regarding WC
Any hints as to what it could entail?
I would assume it means significant financial contributions from both Missouri and Kansas
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Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:42 am
langosta wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:39 am Announcement from Kelly + Parsons on Thursday regarding WC
Any hints as to what it could entail?
Two people I'd never thought I'd want to see in the same room lol - I'll be watching!
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Bistate funding? I’m trying to think of what would be big enough to call the press in.

Maybe major announcement for training in Kansas and matches in Missouri with shared costs?
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kcjak wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:48 am
Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:42 am
langosta wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:39 am Announcement from Kelly + Parsons on Thursday regarding WC
Any hints as to what it could entail?
Two people I'd never thought I'd want to see in the same room lol - I'll be watching!
Could be related to end of leg session. MO is giving $50 to Arrowhead and iirc KS ~$10 million to SKC Stadium.
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I've heard it's the announcement of the WC KC theme and brand. Each city has its own?
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langosta wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:49 am
kcjak wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:48 am
Anthony_Hugo98 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 10:42 am
Any hints as to what it could entail?
Two people I'd never thought I'd want to see in the same room lol - I'll be watching!
Could be related to end of leg session. MO is giving $50 to Arrowhead and iirc KS ~$10 million to SKC Stadium.
This + official WC brand

https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/mens/w ... nd-to-life
The Official Brand will be accompanied by 16 bespoke Host City brands developed by FIFA in an unprecedented initiative to integrate local fans and cultures across Canada, Mexico and the USA. Each Host City brand embodies its own world renowned culture and heritage, in which millions of international fans will immerse themselves when kick-off comes in 2026. The public in all 16 Host Cities will be treated to a range of activations on 18 May, when the artworks will be presented by the hosts themselves. Everyone taking part is encouraged to use the hashtags #FIFAWorldCup and #WeAre26 and join the celebration.
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“Range of activations”

Who writes this shit?
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Can it just be "we have come together to both chip in $5 mil for a trans-atlantic flight package" because that would get me much more excited than $50 mil in upgrades for a stadium that's going to get overhauled in a few years anyway
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I wonder how many people that keep begging us to spend infinity to get a transatlantic fight actually fly transatlantic.

Or they just think it’d be really cool.
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WoodDraw wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 11:29 am I wonder how many people that keep begging us to spend infinity to get a transatlantic fight actually fly transatlantic.

Or they just think it’d be really cool.
People going to Germany for the Chiefs...?
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If the brand has anything to do with the Wizard of Oz or tornados I’m going to move from the city.
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