Atlanta could host 2026 World Cup semifinal

Mercedes-Benz Stadium could host a World Cup semifinal in 2026.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium could host a World Cup semifinal in 2026.

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium could host a semifinal of the 2026 World Cup, according to the bid book released by FIFA on Monday.

Atlanta is one of 23 cities submitted by the United Bid Committee that represents the United States, Mexico and Canada’s bid to host the soccer tournament. It’s competitor is a bid from Morocco.

Atlanta has never hosted a World Cup game.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is one of seven in the UBC bid that can hold at least 75,000 fans.