Cincinnati submits application to host World Cup matches
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati is one of 41 cities that could host World Cup matches in 2026.
ESPN reports that the United Bid Committee, in charge of the joint bid between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, had reached out to 44 potential cities. Three of them did not submit applications.
The committee will submit a final list of 20-25 potential host cities to FIFA in March. It is expected that at least 12 will ultimately be selected by FIFA to host World Cup matches.
Cincinnati's application is for matches to be held at Paul Brown Stadium, which holds more than 65,000 people. FIFA requires a stadium to hold at least 40,000 to be considered.
Indianapolis, Clevleand, Chicago and Nashville are also among the 41 cities that expressed interest in hosting matches.