Friday, August 21, 2009

US World Cup Bid - Kansas City

From the press release: "The USA Bid Committee Inc. announced Thursday that Kansas City and Arrowhead Stadium are one of 27 cities and 32 venues, down from 70 initial stadia in 52 cities, on the short list to be included in the United States’ bid to host the FIFA World Cup™ in either 2018 or 2022. The USA Bid Committee will submit their bid to world soccer’s governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), in May of 2010. FIFA will select host countries for the 2018 and 2022 events in December of 2010. The Kansas City / USA Host City Bid Committee is Co-Chaired by Kansas City Chiefs Chairman of the Board Clark Hunt and Cerner Corporation’s Chairman and CEO and Kansas City Wizards co-owner Neal Patterson."

Signboard at the last Wizards game promoting the World Cup Bid web site...

"Kansas City: the American City" signboard representing Kansas City's bid to be one of the host cities. Not sure if I really like that slogan but it has my full support to bring the World Cup to Kansas City.

Kansas City has a good chance at becoming one of those cities. Recent improvements around the city at and at Arrowhead have drastically improved Kansas City's odds.

Please go to the bid site and sign up. Make sure you put in your zip so the organizers can see the interest from this area.

Even if you are not a soccer fan, sign up. The amount of money that could be brought into this community is incredible. Do it for Kansas City if not for soccer.

Sign up at Go USA Bid.

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