Nashville Is A Candidate To Host FIFA 2026 World Cup!


Nashville is known for country music, but there are a plethora of enormous events that take place in the city every year. The NFL draft of 2019 most notably, broke the record for most attendees and even most watched broadcast across the country!

There COULD be more good news coming to the city!

There are 17 cities, Nashville being one of them, that are in the venue selection process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup! **yes please, smother the town with hot soccer players**

According to our news partner; Fox 17:

The FIFA World Cup 2026 Candidate Host City Workshop will be held virtually on July 7. FIFA and U.S. Soccer will hold virtual one-on-one sessions with each candidate host city in the weeks following.
The workshop aims to provide an overview of the venue selection process, outline the focus areas for the assessment of candidate host cities, and address the rules and procedures relating to the venue selection process. The FIFA World Cup 2026™, which will be hosted across Canada, Mexico and the United States, will be the first 48-team FIFA World Cup in history.

The entire list of candidate cities include:

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Kansas City
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Nashville
  • New York/New Jersey
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco (Bay Area)
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC

The workshop was apparently schedule to take place in person in late March, but was postponed due to COVID-19. For the workshop, each of the proposed cities and stadiums will participate in one-on-one workshops and venue visits!