News Releases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today spoke on the Senate floor to welcome the 2026 FIFIA World Cup selection committee to Kansas City. Sens. Moran and Blunt also welcomed Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas to the Senate as he watched both speeches from the Senate gallery.

“Kansas City is well-equipped to support soccer fans from around the globe,” said Sen. Moran. “I am confident the entire Kansas City region is ready to make the 2026 FIFA World Cup a resounding success and is excited to add this prestigious tournament to its sporting history.”

“With a rich sports culture, endless entertainment options, strong infrastructure, and an easily accessible central location in our country, Kansas City is the right choice to be a 2026 FIFA World Cup host city,” said Sen. Blunt. “Senator Moran and I, and our colleagues from Kansas and Missouri, endorse this effort and are glad that the selection team is looking today at what they're going to get if they decide to come to Kansas City.”

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Moran’s Full Remarks

Click HERE to Watch Sen. Blunt’s Full Remarks 

# # #