The World Cup is coming to Atlanta!

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Exiting news surrounding the 2026 World Cup came down on Thursday. Atlanta was announced as one of the 16 host cities for the global event! Atlanta United Broadcaster and 92.9 The Game’s own Mike Conti joined Dukes & Bell to discuss the monumental event.

“Atlanta is in the World Cup. I’m telling you this next to the Olympics, this is the biggest sporting event this city will ever host. A lot of people deserve a lot of credit, but Arthur Blank building the stadium and giving the city a fighting chance. This is a great evening in Atlanta.”

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Carl Dukes added “This is what it’s all about. We are going to be a part of this incredible event.”

Other contenders included Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Miami, Cincinnati, Nashville, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The World Cup requires a seating capacity of 40,000, which ruled out most MLS facilities.

We will provide more updates as they become available.