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Bring The World Cup To Seattle In 2018 or 2022!
Do you want to see the world's best players converge on Qwest Field in the 2018 or 2022 World Cup? Of course you do!
Now is your chance to let the USA Bid Committee know just how much Seattle soccer fans support its effort to bring the world's greatest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup™, to the United States.
The USA Bid Committee is seeking to be a World Cup Host Nation and invited 39 cities to submit proposals to host games, should the bid be awarded. The City of Seattle submitted a proposal in July, working closely with local government agencies, companies and organizations including First and Goal, the University of Washington and the Seattle Sports Commission.
The Bid Committee was impressed enough by Seattle's pitch to keep the Emerald City on the semi-final list of 27 cities, from which the USA Bid Committee is expected to determine 18 final cities for consideration as part of its May 2010 bid submission to the FIFA World Cup™. In December 2010, FIFA will award the Host Nation for both 2018 and 2022. FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee will then make a final decision, typically selecting several Host Cities for the selected country about five years prior to the event (2013 or 2017).
Now is your chance to make sure Seattle is on that list!
All you have to do to show your support for Seattle and the USA Bid Committee is to click here. By doing so, you'll have the chance to sign a petition pledging your support for Seattle and the United States as the Bid Committee looks to seal the deal for 2018 or 2022!
So far, over 12,000 people have signed the petition in support of Seattle and the USA Bid Committee's effort to bring the FIFA World Cup to our shores. The goal is to get a minimum of 50,000 signatures as part of the local campaign.
The FIFA World Cup™ championship is awarded every four years. The tournament consists of 64 matches, with 32 teams competing for the title over a period of about a month in June and July. The games are played in 10-14 venues, with most venues used for a two- to three-week period. The World Cup is one of the most widely-viewed sporting events in the world and the 1994 FIFA World Cup™ held in the U.S. reported approximately $4 billion in economic impact.
Let's bring the World Cup to our backyard, and showcase to the entire world just how much Washington state loves soccer! Sign the petition today!
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