World Cup Host Organizing Committee kicks-off campaign to bring 2026 event to Baltimore region

World Cup 2026
The Baltimore-Maryland 2026 World Cup Host Organizing Committee kicked-off a campaign on August 26, 2020, to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the Greater Baltimore Region.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland

Statement 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...
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BBJ: Pimlico redevelopment leaders confident that project will move ahead despite Covid-19

Pimlico rendering
In an August 26 webinar hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee, Senate President Bill Ferguson said he's less anxious about the Pimlico's prospects than he was earlier this spring.
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What’s next for Lexington Market?

Transform Lexington Market
On August 20, 2020, representatives from Seawall Development joined the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) for a discussion on the redevelopment of Lexington Market -- the nation’s oldest continuously operating market.
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BBJ: Racanelli, other industry leaders share insights during GBC panel

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium, along with attractions and businesses across Baltimore, shut down in March as cases of the novel coronavirus rose in Maryland. It reopened July 1 after Gov. Larry Hogan moved the state into the second phase of a three-part reopening plan.
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The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore business leaders detail ongoing fallout from coronavirus pandemic

National Aquarium
Business leaders took part in a virtual forum July 15 hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee to discuss the state of the city’s restaurant, tourism and travel industries.
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What does the future hold for the hospitality and tourism industry?

National Aquarium and Hotel Pendry
Al Hutchinson, President & CEO of Visit Baltimore; Jim Kinney, Managing Partner of The Capital Grille; John Racanelli, President & CEO of the National Aquarium; and Juan Webster, General Manager of Sagamore Pendry Baltimore participated in the conversation.
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GBC to Trump: Come visit Baltimore

Baltimore Business Journal: GBC to Trump: Come visit Baltimore By Jessica Iannetta July 29, 2019 The Greater Baltimore Committee has invited President Donald Trump to visit Baltimore and see the city he has characterized as “rat and rodent infested mess” and a place where “no human being would want to live.” Donald...
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