Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland

World Cup 2026 logoStatement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland:

“With its world class sports facilities, waterfront and accessible transportation, Baltimore makes for a very attractive host venue for the 2026 World Cup. Having previously hosted major soccer events such as the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals, the region has demonstrated its strong support for soccer.

Related events would showcase the best the Greater Baltimore region has to offer and would highlight its many cultural offerings, robust ethnic diversity and rich history. The expected boost in tourism and visitors to the city would provide Baltimore’s diverse communities with a unique opportunity to come together across all backgrounds and exhibit their joint civic pride.”

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