[WORLD CUP 2018/22 BID] FIFA inspectors head to New York on Monday to begin a three-day tour of five of the cities included in the U.S. bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.
Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the president of the Chile Football Association, heads six-person FIFA delegation that also includes Dr. Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 World Cup local organizing committee in South Africa, and four FIFA executives.
It will begin its tour in New York and also travel to Washington, D.C., Miami, Dallas and Houston. Visits are planned to proposed stadiums for all five markets: the New Meadowlands Stadium for New York/New Jersey, FedExField for Washington D.C., Sun Life Stadium for Miami, Cowboys Stadium for Dallas, and Reliant Stadium for Houston.
In addition to stadiums included in the U.S. bid, the delegation will visit proposed training sites and Fan Fest venues, as well as hotels and media facilities.
It will visit convention centers that might serve as venues for the various events held around the World Cup: preliminary and final-round draw and FIFA congress.
U.S. Soccer will kick off of the tour with a a private welcoming reception at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. Representatives of all 18 U.S. cities in the bid will attend.