HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Show the world you want the 2026 World Cup in Kansas City! Your generous gift will help us grow the game by bringing soccer into disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The KC2026 World Cup Bid falls under the auspices of a 501 (c)3 charitable organization.

A donation of $5.26 can provide a soccer ball to a disadvantaged child. A donation of $20.26 can provide more needed equipment that will help support growing more urban youth teams. A gift of $200.26 earns you a limited-edition KC2026 scarf!

Your Generous Gift Will Help Us Grow the Game

Kansas City is in the heart of it all – geographically and culturally.
We used to be a starting point. Now we’re a destination.

Forbes called us one of America’s best cities for millenials, citing our high-wage job creation and outstanding arts scene. They said our SmartCity technology could make start-ups forget about Silicon Valley.

We’ve been called “underrated,” “up-and-coming,” and “the coolest city in America.” The list goes on. Our “Paris of the Plains” isn’t so much resurgent as it is surging. AND IN SOCCER, KANSAS CITY HAS ALREADY ARRIVED.

Roll the tape from the summer (and 2014, and 2010…).
Arm-in-arm, thousands of fans made Kansas City’s downtown the best party in the United States again and again.

We’re equal parts Midwestern humility and kindness, with a dash of big-city rowdy.

Vibrant, modern, and uniquely positioned to unite the region, we’re ready to host the world’s largest event.

Help bring the World Cup to the Midwest.

KC2026 Leadership Team

KANSAS CITY MAYORS
Honorable David Alvey Kansas City, KS
Honorable Quinton Lucas Kansas City, MO

HONORARY CO‑CHAIRS
Clark Hunt Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO
Cliff Illig Cerner Corporation Co-Founder, Sporting Kansas City Principal Owner
HONORARY BID CAPTAINS
Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Doug Bach Wyandotte County & Kansas City, KS, County Administrator
Lynn Berling-Manuel United Soccer Coaches, President & CEO
Jason Fulvi VisitKC, President & CEO
Shane Hackett Heartland Soccer Association, Executive Director
Matt Kenny Kansas City Chiefs, Vice President of Stadium Services & Events
Donna Maize City of Kansas City, MO, Asst. City Manager
Kathy Nelson Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation, President & CEO
Penny Postoak Ferguson Johnson County Manager
Joe Reardon Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO
Jake Reid Sporting Kansas City, President & CEO
Frank White Jackson County Executive