And given that the 2026 tournament will be the first to host 48 teams-16 more than traditionally, infrastructure was a crucial factor.
USA venues include the Pasadena Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, venue for the 1994 World Cup final.
That figure would shatter the $2.6 billion profit from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Federation Internationale de Football Association will also be making the final selection of host cities for the 2026 competition from the 23 candidates proposed in the United Bid. The event kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET).
While Canada has never hosted-or even qualified for-the men's World Cup, it can count on its more experienced co-hosts and current NAFTA partners.
According to reports, three members of the Brazilian camp were stationed on a nearby roof to look for drones deployed by rival teams but, as it turned out, a security leak came from a source much closer to the team.
Nashville has recently hosted World Cup Qualifying matches and CONCACAF Gold Cup matches.
- How will it work? The United States will host the remaining 60, including the final.
The quadrennial month-long event will see 32 nations, divided into eight groups, competing in 64 games over 32 days and fighting it out for the coveted trophy.
Bid officials have said they plan to stage games in all three host nations on the opening day, with the main opening match likely to be held in either Mexico City or Los Angeles. Venues for the United bid will be picked from existing stadiums or new ones under construction.