[WORLD CUP 2018/2022]
The USA Bid Committee seeking to bring the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to the United States has narrowed the number of stadiums it has under
consideration to 32 representing 27 markets. Thirteen stadiums representing 11 markets, the majority of them college towns, were dropped from consideration.
Officials in the original
38 markets had until July 29 to complete their proposals and return them to the USA Bid Committee. The requested information covered a vast array of subjects such as tourism, climate,
security, transportation, training sites, promotion and more.
The remaining venues average almost 74,000 in capacity. The short list includes seven domed or retractable roof venues.
"The USA Bid Committee is pleased to have received comprehensive responses from city officials and local organizing committees across the United States," said Sunil Gulati
, the Chairman of the USA Bid Committee and President of U.S. Soccer. "The overwhelming interest and creativity shown by the candidate cities made our
extensive review process that much more difficult in narrowing down the list."
The U.S. application is due to FIFA in May 2010. FIFA and its 24-member Executive Committee will study
the bids, conduct site visits and name the two host nations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in December 2010. Note:
c=college football stadium;
*under construction REMAINING STADIUMS CITY (STADIUM) CAPACITY
1. Ann Arbor, Mich.
(c-University of Michigan Stadium) 108,000 2. Dallas, Texas
(NFL-Dallas Cowboys New Stadium) 100,000 3. Los Angeles, Calif.
(c-Los Angeles Memorial
Coliseum) 93,607 4. Pasadena, Calif.
(c-Rose Bowl) 92,000+ 5. Landover, Md.
(NFL-FedEx Field) 91,704 6. Dallas, Texas
(Cotton Bowl) 89,000 7. East Rutherford, N.J.
(*NFL-Meadowlands Stadium) 82,000 7. Jacksonville, Fla.
(NFL-Jacksonville Municipal Stadium) 82,000 9. Kansas City, Mo.
(NFL-Arrowhead Stadium) 77,000 10. Denver, Colo.
(NFL-Invesco Field) 76,125 11. Miami Gardens, Fla.
(NFL-Land Shark Stadium)
75,540 12. Charlotte, N.C.
of America Stadium) 73,778 13. Cleveland,
(NFL-Cleveland Browns Stadium) 73,200 14. Seattle, Wash.
(c-Husky Stadium) 72,500 15.
(NFL-Gillette Stadium) 71,693 16. Houston, Texas
(NFL-Reliant Stadium) 71,500 17. Atlanta, Ga.
(NFL-Georgia Dome) 71,250 18. Baltimore, Md.
(NFL-M&T Bank Stadium) 71,008 19. Glendale, Ariz.
(NFL-University of Phoenix Stadium) 71,000 20. San Diego, Calif.
(NFL-Qualcomm Stadium) 70,500 21. Nashville, Tenn.
(NFL-LP Field) 69,143 22. Philadelphia, Pa.
(NFL-Lincoln Financial Field) 67,594 23. Detroit, Mich.
(NFL-Ford Field) 67,188 24. Seattle, Wash.
(NFL-Qwest Field) 67,000 25. St. Louis, Mo.
(NFL-Edward Jones Dome) 66,000 26. Tampa, Fla.
(NFL-Raymond James Stadium) 65,856 27. Orlando,
(Florida Citrus Bowl) 65,616 28. Indianapolis, Ind.
(NFL-Lucas Oil Stadium) 64,200 29. Oakland, Calif.
(NFL-Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum) 63,026 30. Chicago, Ill.
(NFL-Soldier Field) 61,000 31. Stanford, Calif.
(c-Stanford Stadium) 50,500 32. Washington, D.C.
(RFK Memorial Stadium) 45,600 REMOVED STADIUMS
CITY (STADIUM) CAPACITY
(c-Ohio Stadium) 101,568
Stadium) 100,011 Tempe, Ariz.
(c-Sun Devil Stadium) 73,500 Fayetteville, Ark.
(c-Reynolds Razorback Stadium) 72,000 New Orleans, La.
(NFL-Superdome) 70,000 Birmingham, Ala.
(c-Legion Field) 70,000
(NFL-Paul Brown Stadium) 65,535 San Antonio, Texas
(Alamodome) 65,000 Pittsburgh, Pa.
(NFL-Heinz Field) 65,000 Minneapolis, Minn.
(NFL-Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome) 64,000
(*c-TCF Bank Stadium) 50,200 Salt Lake City, Utah
(c-Rice-Eccles Stadium) 45,603 Las Vegas, Nev.
(proposed-Sports City USA) N/A