Bid Committee Hopes to Bring the World Cup to US in 2018 or 2022
With team U.S.A.’s high caliber 2010 squad and a surprisingly large viewing audience for the 2010 World Cup, it’s no wonder Douglas Band and the U.S. Bid committee wish to bring the event to the United States in 2018. Americans are continuing to embrace the fine sport of soccer more than ever.
In order to bring the WC to America, the United States Bid Committee was created. With close to 1,000,000 supports, the staff has proven to fellow countrymen and soccer fans worldwide, that we’re truly interested in hosting the 2018/2022 World Cup. The committee is inhabited with public figures like The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg; Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger; President Clinton's personal advisor, Doug Band. Of course, there are some important executives from networks like ESPN, along with other major sports organizations like the MLS!
Bringing the 2018/2022 World Cup to America is a huge opportunity for the United States for many simple reasons:
- Visibility and Open-mindedness
Most importantly, if the United States wins this bid; it would result in an improvement to their international representation. "In all my years traveling around the world, I have witnessed soccer as the one thread that many cultures and people have in common," said Doug Band. "The idea of utilizing the most popular sport in the world to drive awareness towards pressing social and environmental issues is important to me on a personal level. Joining the USA Bid Committee to bring the World Cup back to our country is an honor." The committee hopes to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States as soon as 2018.
Band was selected to join the board because of the far-reaching work he’s done with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). From his endeavors with the CGI, he has attained valuable experience in foreign affairs. Band founded this powerful machine in 2005, alongside Former President Clinton. Since that time, The CGI has reached out to millions across the globe by giving medical assistance, education opportunities, and environmental protection. They tackle global issues like renewable energy, health care, poverty and much more.
Held in 1994, the last World Cup to make it to the United States had an attendance of nearly 3.6 million, a still standing record. Rightly so, FIFA stated that by hosting the 1994 World Cup, the popularity of soccer was ultimately catalyzed. Congruently, most people felt as if the MLS (1996), would have been an entirely different enterprise!
The U.S. bid committee is strong-minded to acquire their goal of a United States World Cup, and are carefully working to make that aspiration a truth. If the United States wins the bid, it would be a gift to our national image and soccer, both domestically and around the world.