Thursday was either a brilliant or brutal day for some American football fans across the country as they found out if their city would host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. 16 host cities were chosen, six places were not chosen. Here is the reaction of the cities to the fact that they find out that they are going to become masters, or to the fact that they were insulted.
The reaction of city parties to learn that they got the gig is full of excitement, but watching cities find out that they will not be able to host guests is no less interesting.
US cites reaction to hosting/not hosting 2026 World Cup
This list consists of cities that hosted viewing parties and published videos from those parties. Let’s start with the most shared video: Kansas City finds out it will be hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Scenes in Kansas City when they learned that the World Cup was coming to their city.
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) June 17, 2022
Fans in KC happily celebrated the news. Meanwhile, residents of rival city Denver looked on in despair.
The committee stated that factors such as high altitude may have been one of the reasons why we did not receive the winning ticket.
— Spencer Wilson (@Spencer_WNews) June 16, 2022
There’s nothing better than Becky G breaking the news to break your heart into 1000 different pieces. Denver wasn’t the only city to throw a party that didn’t win the bid. Here is the reaction of some other cities that did not host.
An absolute shock in the room as DC is skipped as the host city. A World Cup without matches in the country’s capital seems unthinkable, but here we are. pic.twitter.com/rvvwy3ByJM
Here is the reaction to the fact that Orlando did not get on the sites of the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/wMTxSQYies
Let’s end this article on a high note and see some more happy fan feedback.
Welcome to Miami-Dade @Soccer World Cup!Thanks to our partners – especially @HardRockStadium as well as @MiamiandBeaches –– who have worked tirelessly with us to secure this offer. Together we are ready to give football fans from all over the world a truly unforgettable experience.
See you in 2026! pic.twitter.com/fJ8zOVWrMO
— Daniella Levin Kava (@MayorDaniella) June 16, 2022
It’s official! Seattle will host the Men’s World Cup in 2026! pic.twitter.com/quM9nOZXjt
PHILLY WILL HOST THE 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP!
PHILLY TENDRA JUEGOS EN EL MUNDIAL 2026 !
— Miguel Martinez-Valle (@MiguelMValle) June 16, 2022
Reaction to Dallas being chosen to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. How many and which games will be determined in the future by FIFA. pic.twitter.com/3zl4b7WKtK
New York/New Jersey
Sound on! Members of youth soccer teams from New Jersey and Long Island react to the announcement that New Jersey and New York will host the 2026 World Cup. ⚽️ Teams joined the one-hour party at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. pic.twitter.com/9fPNNLyxxR