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This first report contains highlights of just some of the excitement and international media coverage that Orlando has generated around soccer in recent months. It’s been a busy and successful lead up to the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ city selection…and there is more to come
November 11, 2020
‘IT WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AS THE DISNEY MODEL’: HOW ORLANDO MADE THE NBA AND MLS BUBBLES A REALITY
When two of North America’s major leagues announced plans to restart in the same location, many doubted whether it could be done safely. As it turned out, no cases were recorded inside the NBA and MLS bubbles in Orlando, a city now synonymous with sport’s post-Covid recovery.
January 12, 2021
WORLD CUP ’26 HOST CITY HOPEFULS FINDING SELECTION PROCESS CLOAKED IN MYSTERY
January 21, 2021
JASON SIEGEL | 48-TEAM FIFA
WORLD CUP RAISES THE STAKES
FOR 2026 HOST CITIES
Jason Siegel, president and chief executive of Greater Orlando Sports Commission, argues that the city’s experience in staging closed-door NBA and MLS games puts it in a strong position to host matches at the 2026 Fifa World Cup
The extraordinary events of 2020 have made certain the most precious commodity in sport; every major event holder is seeking assurances that things will happen safely, on time, and within budget.
February 17, 2021
ORLANDO UPGRADES STADIUM TO BOOST ITS CREDENTIALS AS A POTENTIAL HOST FOR 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP
Work has started at Orlando’s famous Camping World Stadium as the city reinforces its unique appeal as a venue for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.
March 26, 2021
AMERICA HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOCCER’S GREAT GROWTH OPPORTUNITY – 2026 IS SURELY THE MOMENT THE DREAM BECOMES REAL.
2026 is “the second half” for soccer in the USA. It will enable us to fulfill our soccer agenda. It will provide the momentum to bring the sport into under-served communities, as we work with the US Soccer Foundation to inspire participation and teach life skills. To create a sense of community through the sport”. And hopefully the excitement and energized atmosphere of the approaching 2026 Legacy is not just a question – it is the question.
DECISION TIME: 2026 WORLD CUP
Orlando has a great story. We are the number one tourist destination in the US and we have sport in our DNA. We tick all the FIFA boxes
Sports Travel Magazine
ORLANDO LIGHTS THE WAY FOR SPORT DURING COVID YEAR
- Accolades and awards for Orlando as the media reflect on 2020’s outstanding sporting success stories
- Four leading sports industry publications recognize city’s unique contribution to the reopening of live sport during a difficult year