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Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle among World Cup sites

People wait and watch before FIFA announces the 2026 World Cup host cities, Thursday, June 16,...
People wait and watch before FIFA announces the 2026 World Cup host cities, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)(Brynn Anderson | AP)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 3:15 PM PDT
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NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.

Arlington, Texas; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Inglewood and Santa Clara, California, were the holdovers.

FIFA announced its selections Thursday for the first World Cup with three co-hosts, also picking three Mexican cities and two in Canada.

The U.S. selections included none of the nine stadiums used at the 1994 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and Orlando’s Camping World Stadium were the only ones remaining in contention, and they were among the sites dropped in the final round.

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