Salt Lake not a candidate city for World Cup 2026. Neither is Fargo.


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    dystopiamembrane
    Ute Fan
    @dystopiamembrane

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    BattleGroundUte
    Ute Fan
    @battlegroundute

    This made my day thank you. 

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    GameForAnyFuss
    Ute Fan
    @gameforanyfuss

    Sadly, Salt Lake (Rice Eccles) was a candidate until the last round. Ironically, what took us out of the running was the stadium capacity. Had we expanded (or announced expansion plans before today) we’d probably still be on the list.

    Oh well…it’s almost a certainty that a world cup team or two will establish home base in SLC during the tournament – our combination of altitude, world-class facilities, and central location makes this an ideal place for teams to set up shop.

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      quagmire
      Ute Fan
      @quagmire

      The low seating capacity at RES is likely the reason Taylor Swift skipped out on coming to salt lake for her “Reputation Stadium Tour”. Sad face. 

      The powers to be need to realize expanding the stadium will benefit more than just Utah football. 

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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Who is Taylor Swift?

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          quagmire
          Ute Fan
          @quagmire

          Taylor

          I dunno about u, but I would. Definitely. Even with all the crazy.

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            Tony
            Admin/Founder
            @admin

            Hmm. 

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            PorterRockwell
            Ute Fan
            @porterrockwell

            Saw Taylor’s doppelg√§nger at RES at a game last year. Coulda been her twin

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        PlainsUte
        Ute Fan
        @plainsute

        How much labor would it have taken to get all that glitter out of the turf?

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        highlandute7
        Ute Fan
        @highlandute7

        She did come a few years ago to Vivint.

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      Mr Chainsaw
      Ute Fan
      @mrchainsaw

      I think I read that the cutoff for candidate stadiums was a 80K capacity.  I don’t think our expansion to 50k would have helped.

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        GameForAnyFuss
        Ute Fan
        @gameforanyfuss

        Cutoff is 50k

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          Mr Chainsaw
          Ute Fan
          @mrchainsaw

          Ahh, you’re right.  Though looking at the list there isn’t another stadium under 60K (in the US).  They seem to be going for the really large stadiums where they can sell more tickets.

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    Thlete
    Ute Fan
    @thlete

    Pretty surprised that Vegas didn’t make the cut. New Vegas stadium would’ve been awesome for a game (provided they could close a roof and not melt away n the desert heat)

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      Virginia Ute
      Ute Fan
      @virginiaute

      Yeah, Vegas and Chicago the two that I was surprised to see left out. 

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