Caveat . . .
It seems kind of fun to cheer for something meaningless for an hour and then leave or stick around for a country music concert.
However . . .
Notice that local soccer attendance and/or TV numbers don't reflect any significant level of fútbol excitement that will be captured by paid photog hacks using wide-angle lenses.
Nevertheless . . . Here's the call to action . . .
This is going to be a big deal for Kansas City, which has been making a concerted effort to host the tournament for a year or more. You may recall the 90-by-90 ft. banner hanging off a building on Main Street in July of 2021 that declared, “WE WANT THE WORLD CUP.” That October, FIFA officials also visited KCMO as part of the World Cup bid process. Plus, the Missouri legislature passed a bill in May meant to make 2026 World Cup tickets tax exempt but only if KC or Jackson County gets to host it.
And thus, we near the announcement and simultaneous watch party where Kansas Citians will finally learn if their efforts to get the World Cup in the City of Fountains have been successful.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - On June 16, FIFA will announce the host cities for the 2026 World Cup via live broadcast and Kansas Citians will be watching with bated breath from KC Live! Since the first tournament in 1930, the World Cup has been hosted 21 times.