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Atlanta still in running for World Cup

June 30, 2009

Bill Ransom   Founding Partner

Bill Ransom Founding Partner

Submitted by Bill Ransom 

Atlanta has made the cut of 37 American cities that will bid to host soccer’s World Cup matches in 2018 or 2022.

The USA Bid Committee on Tuesday said it issued requests for proposals (RFPs) to officials representing 37 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, that currently qualify as potential host cities to FIFA World Cup. The RFPs ask for information from city officials about tourism, climate, security, transportation, promotion and more.

The United States’ application is due to FIFA in May 2010. FIFA’s 24-member executive committee will study the bids, conduct site visits and name the two host nations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in December 2010, completing a 21-month bid and review process.

For the entire article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, please click here.

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