(WVUE) - New Orleans' soccer presence is growing rapidly. On the heels of the city earning it's third visit from the US Women's National Team, USA Soccer announced that the Superdome would be one of the stadiums considered for the 2026 Men's World Cup.
Ultimately, 49 locations in 44 cities throughout America, Canada and Mexico will be candidates to host the 80 total games in FIFA's new 48-team format. The Bid Committee plans to present 20-25 venues to FIFA and expects at least 12 to be selected as game sites. Other cities can serve as base camps for teams or host draws.
The Superdome was not part of USA's 1994 World Cup, which was spread across nine cities. Below is the list of candidates to host: