News has flooded in from everywhere that the US is hot on the bidding trail for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Of the eighteen American cities that have put in bids to host the international soccer tournament, our very own Kansas City is among them. Proudly leading the KC bid team is Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, continuing his father’s tradition of promoting world class soccer stateside:
“Our family is thrilled that Kansas City has been selected by the USA Bid Committee as one of the 18 host cities in the bid for the FIFA World Cup(tm),” Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said. “It was my father’s longtime dream to bring the world’s greatest sporting event to Arrowhead Stadium, and I have no doubt that Kansas City and the New Arrowhead will serve as tremendous stages for the FIFA World Cup.”
All due respect to the most popular sport in this country (not-unironically called “football”), but the World Cup truly is the world’s greatest sporting event. No single event, with the exception of an occasional Olympics here or there, demands such global attention and fervor. To bring the games stateside, and for Kansas City to host a few games, could result in hundreds of millions in revenue over the period of a few weeks. It would be a publicity gold mine for Arrowhead and the Chiefs in general.
Plus the Power & Light District would probably be a ton more chaotic than it normally is. You thought the Mosiac Lounge had international flavor before! Hoo boy!
Just don’t send President Obama to sell our bid. That guy’s jinxed for the time being after the botched Olympics bid.