We are excited to share some new developments in our pursuit of DC2026, Washington, DC's official bid to host matches in the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
On Sunday, September 19, an official delegation from FIFA will visit Washington, DC as they evaluate the 17 remaining candidate host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026™. This is a key step in selecting the best venues for the games with a view to finalizing this highly competitive selection process by Q1/Q2 2022.
During the FIFA visit next week, the DC2026 Bid Team will share its vision for the 2026 FIFA FanFest™, which will be located on the National Mall, spanning 300 acres, and will be the largest FIFA FanFest™ in FIFA World Cup™ history. The FIFA FanFest™ will break more records on July 4, 2026, when the US will celebrate its 250th birthday on the Mall in conjunction with the FIFA FanFest™. City officials estimate there will be over 2 million attendees, making it the largest attended event in FIFA history!
Stay tuned for more updates following the visit. We thank you for your continued support - the stronger our movement, the better our chances.