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(Postponed) World Cup 2026: The Dallas Bid & Tour of the National Soccer Hall of Fame
Dan Hunt, President, FC Dallas

Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

World Cup 2026: The Dallas Bid

Event Postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
6:30 PM Tour of the Hall of Fame
7:00 PM Program

Dan Hunt is no stranger to the professional sports industry. His father, Lamar Hunt, was key to the establishment of professional sports in the U.S. He founded professional leagues and owned many teams – notably the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and FC Dallas (MLS). Dan inherited his father’s passion, working with him to make Toyota Stadium a reality and Frisco, TX a premier destination for both professional and youth soccer. In 2018, the National Soccer Hall of Fame opened in connection with Toyota Stadium, honoring the history of soccer but unmistakably focused on the future.

If Hunt has his way, part of that future will include hosting 2026 World Cup tournament games in that stadium here in DFW. He’s part of a bid committee made up of elected officials, business leaders, and sports franchise executives lobbying FIFA for North Texas to host as many as six matches of the 2026 World Cup – including the final. Seventeen other cities are also contending for the ten or eleven North American locations to be chosen. Cementing hope that DFW might be a top contender, tournament delegates recently toured the city of Fort Worth, AT&T Stadium, Fair Park, and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco.

Why would this be so significant? The World Cup is the world’s most celebrated tournament; the final match would put North Texas on the world’s stage and mean hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

Be a part of this conversation with Hunt, discussing the bid, why he believes North Texas is the best location, and what all to expect should DFW be selected. A tour of the Hall of Fame will be included with registration.

More about Dan, FC Dallas, and Toyota Stadium

Location: Toyota Stadium
9200 World Cup Way
Frisco, TX 75033
Fees: $35 Members; $50 Non-Members
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