News Releases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) today applauded the International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) selection of Kansas City as a 2026 World Cup host city.

“Over the past five years, the greater Kansas City area has pulled together in remarkable ways to demonstrate to those around the globe that ‘We Want The World Cup.’ And that hard work has paid off,” said. Sen. Moran. “I look forward to welcoming soccer fans from around the world to the Soccer Capital of America when Kansas City hosts the 2026 World Cup. Thank you to the KC2026 leadership team, the Kansas City Sports Commission, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, and all the ambassadors and volunteers for your work to bring for the most-watched sporting event in the world to Kansas City.”

In 2017, at the start of the bid 2026 World Cup bid process, Sen. Moran offered his support for Kansas City to the Executive Director of the United Bid Committee.

The full letter can be viewed here.

In October 2021, Sen. Moran and Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) welcomed the selection committee to Kansas City on the U.S. Senate Floor.

# # #