Dallas Cowboys Billionaire Owner Jerry Jones And Citizens Rejoice As Soccer World Cup 2026 Come to The Boys’ Home

Published 06/17/2022, 3:50 PM EDT
FRISCO, TEXAS – JANUARY 08: Team owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys talks with the media during a press conference at the Ford Center at The Star on January 08, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the soccer fans in Dallas were given a morale boost following a recent FIFA announcement. On Wednesday, the sport’s top governing body announced the 16 North American cities that will host the 2026 World Cup matches. Among the 16 host cities, 11 will be from the United States, with the AT&T Stadium on the shortlist.

The decision to decide on these venues was the most competitive process ever, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino. It appears to be something with a view of helping fans. The aim will be reducing their travel time to watch the matches.

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It is the result of a long wait for some of these cities since the process began in 2017.

The upcoming 2026 World Cup will be a second opportunity for the city of Dallas. They will be retaining their place among the nine venues from the 1994 World Cup. Out of the 9 in 1994, only 5 have remained as host cities. It will be a unique opportunity for the Jones to put on a show at the AT&T Stadium. The stadium was built by Jones and was a venue to host the biggest events happening on US soil.

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys fans are welcoming exciting times

While talking about the opportunity, Jones states, “Candidly, I think it’s broader interest from the perspective of Dallas. The longer I’m in sport, the more I realize how important soccer is to this world. To be able to participate in such an event is … really awesome and inspiring.” The stadium is not unfamiliar with hosting the biggest events, and Jones is keen to add the FIFA World Cup 2026 Final to his portfolio.

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There also seems to be a determination from Dallas 2026 Committee Chairman and FC Dallas president Dan Hunt to win this opportunity.

He believes in the stadium’s capability to host 6 games and hopes FIFA recognizes its potential in 2023.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones walks on the field before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

However, the prestigious event remains an exciting opportunity in the future, the franchise will be turning its attention to 2022. The upcoming NFL campaign will present a sporting challenge in the field for the Cowboys. They will look to compete for the top NFL honors next season.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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