Dallas Lobbies FIFA to Host 2026 World Cup Matches

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Officials with the Dallas Sports Commission, FC Dallas, and the Dallas Cowboys met virtually with FIFA World Cup representatives in Zurich this morning to pitch the idea of bringing the largest sporting event in the world to North Texas.

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Among those participating were Dan Hunt, president of FC Dallas and chair of the Dallas 2026 Host Committee; Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Chad Estis, executive vice president of the Cowboys’ Legends Hospitality Management; Dallas Sports Commission Executive Director Monica Paul, Michael Morris, director of transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments; and more.

“When I was thinking about building AT&T Stadium, I knew we wanted a great place for 100,000 people to have a unique experience,” Jones said. “We’re ready to do what we can to make this World Cup the most special of them all. I was a close, personal friend of Lamar Hunt. I’m

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