Dan Hunt Won’t Confirm World Cup Reports. Hunt, the FC Dallas president and the head of the local organizing committee for the 2026 World Cup, hasn’t said much since a British tabloid announced that Arlington would be getting the final game. He broke his silence in an interview with the Dallas Morning News, saying that the report “has been a mound of rumors that I’ve rarely seen before” and “has created quite a stir everywhere in the world.” “Decisions have yet to be made,” he said, which means we’ll need to wait until FIFA’s announcement on February 4. AT&T Stadium is being considered for the semifinals and the final game.
Pilot Dies After Crashing Stolen Cessna. Timothy James, 23, of North Carolina stole a single-engine Cessna 172 from the ATP Flight School at Addison Airport and pointed it east. His path took him 80 miles to Paris, but he crashed about 8:15 p.m. near the towns of Telephone and Direct in a Fannin County field. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate why he stole the plane to begin with.
Mavs CEO Cynt Marshall Non-committal on Team’s Future in Dallas. Marshall was interviewed before the team’s loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Asked about whether the team will remain “here in the city,” Marshall told WFAA’s Joe Trahan: “I assume it’s in the city. I don’t know. The plans aren’t there yet. We have a lot to do legislative-wise, all that.” She noted that the team’s new majority owner, Miriam Adelson, anticipates “a lot of money put into this arena. And then we will build something that will truly be a destination spot for Dallas.” Yikes.