(Now that we have it, what do we do with it?)
As we heard yesterday, Canada will be a co-host of the 2026 World Cup, along with the US and Mexico. Edmonton is one of three cities that could host at least one or two games of the 80 game tournament. The city says ie needs money from the province to help host the games…..Ottawa’s already agreed to help. But the province says it wants more information before handing over any cash.
There’s another report, done by FIFA itself that suggests Edmonton lacks adequate high level accomodations for such an event. But a city spokesman says with a number of hotels currently being constructed in the ice district, that should ease those concerns in a couple of years….long before the event itself.