The 2026 FIFA World Cup may still be six years away, but soccer fanatics and Kansas Citians alike can make their voices heard now in an effort to bring the biggest sporting event on the planet to the Midwest.
Today marks precisely 2,026 days until 2026, a year highlighted by the FIFA World Cup taking place that summer in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Kansas City, of course, is in the running to be named one of 10 U.S. host cities for the coveted competition, which will expand to 48 participating nations in 2026.
Kansas City is one of 17 American cities currently in contention to host matches, with FIFA tabbed to select 10 sites at a later date. Each city anticipates hosting between 5-7 matches, which is estimated to generate up to $620 million in incremental economic activity according to a 2018 study done by leading global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group.
So how can you show your support? Visit KC2026.com and sign the petition to unite alongside the three #KC2026 bid captains, all of whom are championship-winning professional sports icons in Kansas City: Sporting captain Matt Besler, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Royals catcher Salvador Perez. By visiting KC2026.com, individuals also have the opportunity to volunteer as a bid ambassador and make donations.
2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣6️⃣ days until 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣6️⃣ ‼— KC 2026 World Cup Bid (@KC2026WorldCup) June 15, 2020
Hit the heart and sign the petition at https://t.co/F2JwCSaxB2 to show your support alongside #KC2026 bid captains @PatrickMahomes, @SalvadorPerez15 & @MattBesler! pic.twitter.com/KQwcHc5sFI