ATLANTA | Atlanta’s hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America’s successful bid for 2026 World Cup.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia.
The images were all shiny, new and impressive — from the stadium’s retractable roof and huge oval video board to the all-important shots of sellout crowds for MLS Atlanta United.
The video evidence helped sway FIFA to overwhelmingly approve the bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada.