Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Aiming to Make the Final Cut on 2026 World Cup Host City Competition

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Aiming to Make the Final Cut on 2026 World Cup Host City Competition

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Edmonton aims for final cut on 2026 World Cup

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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says it's exciting that North America has won the bid to host the 2026 World Cup, but he says the work is now just beginning.

Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto are in the running to be host cities for soccer's showcase tournament with FIFA to make the final decision on locations in 2020.

Iveson says host cities need to show they have between $30 million and $50 million to cover infrastructure, security and transportation costs.

He says the federal government has already offered to help Edmonton cover that cost, but he says the province now needs to step up.

Ricardo Miranda, Alberta's tourism minister, says they have received the initial funding proposal from the city, but need more details and cost breakdowns before moving forward. …

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