Minneapolis is still in the running for the 2026 World Cup

The UBC trimmed it's list from 41 to 32 cities.
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The 2026 World Cup would be played at U.S. Bank Stadium

The 2026 World Cup would be played at U.S. Bank Stadium

Minneapolis inched closer to possibly hosting the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday.

The United Bid Committee (UBC), which is comprised of the United States, Canada and Mexico, cut down its list of potential hosts from 41 to 32 cities.

Minneapolis is one of 25 U.S. cities that survived the latest round of cuts, with U.S. Bank Stadium being the proposed site. 

According to a press release from U.S. Soccer, the next steps include representatives from each of the 32 potential host cities traveling to Houston in November for a working session with the UBC.

After the meetings in Houston conclude, the UBC will submit a list of 20-25 cities in its final pitch to FIFA.

The winner from the North American bid will go up against Morocco for the rights to host the games.

It's worth noting that although one city will ultimately be the host of the World Cup, as many as 12 locations could serve as official host cities, which may include team base camps, as well as preliminary or Final Draw matches.

Cities like Denver, Colorado; Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California and others are among those still in the running.

Meanwhile, Cleveland, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and many others have been eliminated.

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