Seattle’s World Cup bid gains County support 

The Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous support to the City of Seattle’s bid to be a host city of the 2026 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. The legislation comes on the heels of last month’s action at the Seattle City Council to declare its own support for the effort. 

“The Puget Sound region has a history rich in its support for and love of soccer,” said Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer. “It’s incredibly exciting that Seattle is in the running as a final host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and I’m thrilled that the Metropolitan King County Council has embraced this bid, which only strengthens Seattle’s position as a premier location for the highest levels of soccer competition in the world.” 

Read more in the official press release.