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Officials Ask How Much 2026 World Cup Will Cost

June 14, 2018 - 8:31 am
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(KNX1070) - Now that the initial excitement of landing the 2026 World Cup has passed, the question now:  How much is it going to cost?

Those who worked on successfully landing the 2026 bid take an optimistic view:

Alan Rothenburg, head of the L.A. World Cup host committee, tells KNX this event will use existing venues, which will keep a lid on costs.

In fact, much of the money talk is centering not on how much it's going to cost, but how much it's going to make.  U.S. Soccer is promising FIFA an eleven billion dollar profit.