What the 2026 soccer World Cup could mean for South Florida

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estimates the benefits to South Florida could be a half-billion dollars. ‘One of the things I learned ‘ nothing is not impacted by tourism,’ she said. Grossman had spent years lobbying for large sporting events to come to the region.

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Soccer’s FIFA World Cup is coming to the United States in 2026, as part of a three-country bid, and Miami is one of the contenders to be a host site.

If the city ends up being selected as a venue, what would that mean for South Florida? How much money would a World Cup bring to the region?

‘It depends on how many matches we get, which level of matches we get, so it’s too early to tell,’ said William Talbert, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. ‘But it’s hundreds of millions of dollars, easily.’

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