Host City List Narrowed for U.S. World Cup Bid

In its bid to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022, the United States has narrowed its list of possible host cities down to 18. Notably missing are San Francisco and Chicago.
January 14, 2010, 2pm PST | Nate Berg
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"The USA Bid Committee wrapped up its eight-month selection process Tuesday, choosing 18 cities to be included in the country's official bid that must be submitted to FIFA by May 14. If the U.S. beats out the likes of England and Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, there are millions of dollars and jobs at stake for these host cities."

"The bid panel selected: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Diego; Seattle; Tampa; and Washington, D.C."

The economics sports consulting firm AECOM estimates that the World Cup could generate roughly $5 billion for the U.S. economy if it is selected as the host country.

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Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Marketwatch
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