About Denver 2026

WHO IS BEHIND THIS EFFORT?

The Denver 2026 Bid Committee is comprised of a diverse group of community members with a common interest in galvanizing the game of soccer in Denver and throughout Colorado. The Colorado Soccer Association, with its nearly 70,000 members, has been playing an integral role in mobilizing soccer enthusiasts to bring the 2026 FIFA World CupTM  to Denver.

Over the course of the next year and a half, this Denver 2026 Bid leadership will work with many communities and stakeholders all over the state to highlight Denver’s history of hosting high-profile events and to create a multi-faceted operation plan for an event of this caliber.

The team will focus on several key elements that will showcase a model for success. This effort will concentrate on the following subjects: Stadium & Venues, Lodging & Accommodations, Sponsors/Partnerships, Human Rights, Legacy Projects, Security & City Capabilities, Sustainability, Transportation & Mobility, Fan Fest, Communications, and Community Engagement.

If you would like to show your support of Denver hosting the World Cup, please sign up for our email list.

Denver 2026 Honorary Chairs

Governor Jared Polis
Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Josh Kroenke
Lisa McCaffrey

Denver 2026 Bid Committee
Co-Chairs

Dr. S. Robert Contiguglia
Manny Rodriguez

Denver 2026 Ambassador

Philip Anschutz

Supporting Partners

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