Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Rooting For Seattle to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Published 10/22/2021, 8:32 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 15: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks defeated the Giants 23-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Seattle is one of the 16 cities in which the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held and Russell Wilson has a big role to play in it. The Seattle Seahawks star QB is a member of the executive committee along with his Grammy Award-winning wife Ciara, according to the announcement made by SEA 2026 on Thursday.

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Seattle, with a wide fanbase and passion for soccer, is one of the top contenders in the US. The World Cup will be held in three countries across the continent.

Oct 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Leo Chu (23) takes a bow after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Sounders, the Lumen and the soccer influence…

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To promote the passion for the sport, the committee is taking the initiative to host the World Cup in the Sounders’ home stadium, Lumen Field. The Seattle Sounders who have won the MLS Cup in 2016 and 2019 also have a huge fan base resulting in a wide viewership.

The Sounders have advanced to the league’s championship match four times in the last five seasons. Furthermore, the 2019 MLS cup win was attended by 69,274 fans at Lumen Field. This is an obvious sign of the enormous fan base in the region.

Oct 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Vancouver Whitecaps forward Brian White (24, left) clears ball from Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Kelyn Rowe (22) during the second half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The SEA 2026 website highlights that Lumen Stadium was built to host soccer on this scale. As the site claims that It’s loud… the loudest. Loud enough to generate seismic activity.”

Russell Wilson and Ciara want the initiative to be a success

Russell Wilson, recently shared a tweet by Seattle Sounders FC announcing the setup of the Executive Committee and brand platform.

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The power couple strives for the initiative to be a success, and so does everyone in the city. To contribute your share in the initiative, do pledge your support on the SEA 2026 website.

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With the FIFA World Cup being held in the city of Seattle, this will be a huge step forward for the soccer community in the region. However, along with Seattle, the FIFA delegation will also visit Denver, Kansas City, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Monterrey and Mexico this month.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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