The FIFA agent driving the audit of up-and-comer urban communities for the 2026 World Cup says Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto are the main destinations viable in Canada.
Asked on a media phone call Monday whether Vancouver may get back in the image, Colin Smith said FIFA was centered around the first three Canadian competitor urban areas.
“Those are the three urban areas that offer so those are the three urban areas that we are assessing and talking about with,” said Smith, FIFA’s main competitions and occasions official.
Smith said a similar when asked whether Chicago may be added to the 17 American urban communities viable.
“We have 17 awesome urban communities and there’s an incredible profundity there right the route over the U.S. what’s more, we’re anticipating making the choice from those 17 urban areas,” he said.
The B.C. government said in March 2018 it was not set up to have Vancouver fill in as a host city on account of cost concerns. B.C. Chief John Horgan repeated that stand three months after the fact, saying his administration wasn’t willing “to compose a limitless ticket to ride.”
Vancouver’s B.C. Spot Stadium was a significant piece of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, facilitating nine matches including the last.
Chicago removed itself from the 2026 applicant city running in March 2018, saying FIFA had not had the option to give fundamental affirmations.
Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. were chosen over Morocco to have the 2026 competition on June 13, 2018, by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow.
The U.S. up-and-comer urban communities are Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Mexico’s up-and-comer urban communities are Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.
The 2026 competition has been extended to 48 groups, up from 32, with 80 games altogether. The getting sorted out advisory group’s diagram is for Canada and Mexico to have 10 games each with the U.S. facilitating 60, remembering all games from the quarterfinals for.
FIFA is hoping to pick “up to 16” applicant urban areas from the rundown of 23 put together by the North American joint offer. The offer gathering has been working under the reason of three urban communities in every one of Canada and Mexico and 10 in the U.S. Canadian authorities state they will push to keep each of the three of their host urban areas.
It denotes the first run through three nations have been chosen to co-have the World Cup and the first run through the competition will be played in North America in 32 years.
Smith is holding a virtual workshop with agents from the U.S. competitor urban areas on Tuesday.
His FIFA appointment met with Canada Soccer and delegates from the three Canadian up-and-comer urban areas in Toronto on March 12, the date when numerous games class came to a standstill because of the worldwide pandemic.
The FIFA appointment had met with delegates from the three Mexican applicant urban areas preceding that. The U.S. bit of the excursion was deferred due to COVID 19-related travel limitations that hoped to shield some competitor urban areas from joining in.
The workshops will be trailed by setting visits in the three nations, despite the fact that planning of those remaining parts questionable due to COVID-19.
Smith said the underlying arrangement was to conclude the host city determination process in the spring of 2021. That has been pushed back by the pandemic and Smith said timing on the last host city declaration won’t be known until some other time in the year.