Miami Throws Hat In The Ring For Bid Of Hosting 2026 World Cup Games

Miami Gardens' Hard Rock Stadium is throwing its fat in the ring to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium is one of four in Florida (along with Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) who placed a bid to host games should the United States, Mexico and Canada be awarded the tournament. In total, 44 cities placed bids.

Hard Rock Stadium is joined by Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, Camping World Stadium in Orlando and Jacksonville’s EverBank Field as those in Florida. 

The committee announced Tuesday that it will select a short list of possible host cities in September. 

The bid ultimately sent to FIFA is expected to include up to 25 venues, but it is expected that 12 cities will be designated as official hosts.

The 2026 World Cup will be the first with a 48-team field. 

Morocco has also declared its intention to bid for the event.

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