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Manhattan Chamber Issues Statement on World Cup 2026 Decision

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Statement from Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on World Cup 2026 Decision:


The Chamber is delighted by FIFA’s decision today to award the 2026 World Cup to a joint-bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico. This is an exciting event to bring to the region, and reports that MetLife Stadium in the New York area has been proposed to host the Final are especially compelling.


“The World Cup will be a boon for economic activity and business traffic in the region,” said Jessica Walker, President of the Manhattan Chamber. “No city is better-prepared for an influx of visitors and tourists than New York, and we’re delighted to welcome the World Cup and the myriad benefits it will bring to residents, businesses and the community at large.”


As the 2018 edition of soccer’s premier international competition kicks off in Russia, this exciting news should promote investment and growth throughout our region. The event will further cement New York’s role as a convener of the world’s most high-profile international moments and will further catalyze our dynamic, innovative and forward-looking city.