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
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      @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 doppelgänger 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
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        @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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