Philadelphia 'really put its best foot forward' in World Cup 2026 presentation: FIFA VP

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials "really put their best foot forward" Wednesday, in the view of a top FIFA executive, to convince the World Cup site selection committee that the city would be an ideal place to host some of the matches in 2026.

17 U.S. cities are bidding for at least 10 host slots in the tournament to be held across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mayor Jim Kenney said none are as experienced in large events, or as enthusiastic about them.

"Our love of sports is unrivaled, and our fans turn out and turn it up for every game," Kenney said as FIFA officials toured Lincoln Financial Field with Kenney, Philadelphia Soc