BC Government Release below:
FIFA has confirmed Vancouver, BC as a candidate host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026. The FIFA World Cup is the largest single sporting event in the world. Hosting the event would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity for soccer fans, for our tourism sector and for all British Columbians. More than 3.5 billion people watch the World Cup every four years. Destination BC and BC Stats estimated hosting would bring in more than $1 billion in new revenue for B.C.’s tourism sector during and in the five years that follow the event, and there are tremendous benefits for individuals and communities alike.
Full release available here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TACS0012-000581
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
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