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The 2026 World Cup: How Robert Kraft Plans To Actualize His dream

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The United States is determined to host the World Cup tournament. U.S. Soccer revealed the sixteen sites that are finalists, including Foxboro Stadium, which is the current home of the New England Revolution.

Should the U.S. win, the expanded tournament will be the first World Cup in which the United States would host multiple games and the first to take place on more than one continent. Each team would have a 16-day stay in the United States, starting in mid-June of 2026.

Robert Kraft, Bilello, three other members of the bid team, and several other guests attended a panel discussion about the bid at Gillette. Six stations were set up for guests to learn more about the bid, followed by questions and discussion. The five Canadian, three Colombian and Mexican were represented.

U.S. cities had until Wednesday to submit their bids. Robert Kraft stressed that stadiums must be built for multiple World Cups, and other cities, including Boston, would want to expand or modify stadiums for events beyond the 2026 World Cup.

For now, the U.S. is one of only three countries bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, with Morocco and Canada also in the mix. Outside of their preseason matchup, Robert Kraft told the media that he plans to soon have a formal presentation to FIFA officials detailing plans for Robert Kraft to build the necessary soccer infrastructure for the World Cup in New England.

Stadium renovation plans for this fall are being put on hold as the New England Revolution might be announcing its own renovation plans at Gillette Stadium this afternoon.

FIFA officials will choose between three finalists (Chicago, Kansas City, and San Francisco) for the right to host games in either the U.S. or Canada. The proposal calls for 60 of 80 games to be held in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Click here to learn more.


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