Houston will be on the short list of cities to be included in America’s bid to host the World Cup. As reported last week:
The USA Bid Committee will conclude its eight-month host city selection process by unveiling the list of 18 cities to be included in the bid Tuesday. The bid is due to FIFA by May 14, and soccer’s world governing body will announce the winning bids in December.
Houston bid committee members, which include public and private entities, like the city’s chances of making the cut.
The list is now out, and Houston is on it. Among those not making the cut were Chicago and San Francisco. FIFA’s rules allow for a max of 12 stadia to be selected, though the US is pushing for that to be increased to 14. Either way, if the American bid advances further, another winnowing will need to be done. More here and here. The bid is for either 2018 or 2022. If it were to be held here, it would be at Reliant Stadium.