Putting Dallas’ World Cup Bid in Perspective

The press release from the mayor’s office announcing Dallas as a finalist city for the U.S. 2018/2022 World Cup bid couldn’t have come at a worse time: this kind of self-promotion isn’t going to cut it, to say the least. Today, I’d say we don’t even get selected to be a U.S. host city, putting aside the long-shot that the U.S. actually lands the World Cup.  Next time there is any conversation about Dallas and the World Cup, I want news to come from these guys. Let’s just say when it comes to city promotion, Leppert and company are officially in the doghouse. We needs some ‘splaining. (BTW: There’s no way U.S. gets 2018 — that’s going to Spain. Maybe 2022, but we’ll have to fight for it with Mexico if it doesn’t stay in Europe, which is likely, since the next two Cups will not be in Europe. The 2014 cup, if you weren’t keeping score, will be in Brazil).


  • mr moss

    FIFA has said they won’t give the same continent 2018 and 2022.
    Mexico withdrew their bid and the heads at CONCACAF have thrown their support behind the US.
    FIFA cares about one thing, money. The US has huge stadiums that will fill up. They learned that in ’94.
    But none of this matters if anyone at FIFA sees that video. wow.

  • PeterK

    Dallas was very successful with the 1994 WC, Fair Park was used as the broadcast center and it was proposed again for that purpose. having 2 world class stadiums (Jerrydome and the Cotton Bowl) is a big plus for the city

  • franco

    A bit silly to even assume much less predict 2018 will go to Spain. The Spanish have never been frontrunners for 2018 and odds have been on England from day one with the Aussies and US not far behind. Spain’s bid is a joint venture with Portugal and not one with great promise.