Monday, November 29, 2010
Find out Thursday if Dallas is in the running to host the 2018/2022 World Cup
Mayor Tom Leppert hosts a watch party on Thursday morning to hear if the U.S. will host the 2018 or 2022 games.
DOWNTOWN DALLAS Mayor Tom Leppert will join members of the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee 2018/2022 at a watch party on Thursday morning in the Dallas City Hall Lobby to learn if the United States will host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup Games.
FIFA is expected to make its announcement at 9 a.m. and the public is invited to join the mayor at 8:30 a.m. to watch the announcement on the large flat screen television in the lobby.
Leppert will be joined by Jim Graham and Clark Hunt, co-chairs of the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee 2018/2022, as well as officials with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and many others who have worked to bring the World Cup back to Dallas.
Dallas was selected earlier this year as one of 18 cities in the United States bid for the event. If the U.S. is selected, the competition resumes among host cities as the U.S. site list will be narrowed.
Dallas officials want World Cup games to be played at both the expanded and renovated Cotton Bowl, where it was played in 1994, and at Cowboys Stadium. Additionally, Dallas wants to secure the FIFA Congress at the Dallas Convention Center, as well as the World Cup Village and the International Media Center at Fair Park.
Mayor Leppert is encouraging all North Texans to go to the website www.gousabid.com/Dallas and sign the online petition to bring the FIFA World Cup Games to Dallas.
Source: Office of the Mayor