- Chicago wasn't even one of the final 18 host cities in the 2022 bid because Soldier Field is too small.
- There would have been other small renovations to some stadiums surely, but no new stadiums would be built other than an Atlanta stadium.
- The Rose Bowl is the only college stadium that was in the final bid, I believe.
– All stadiums would meet the pitch size requirements of 105 x 68 metres (pending event-specific adjustments).
– All stadiums would have grass pitches.
– The opening match and final could only be
hosted in the New York, Washington, Los
Angeles or Dallas stadiums.
– Seven stadiums (Dallas, Kansas City, Los
Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Diego and Tampa) seem to have limited public transport links to their respective city centres.
– All stadiums would meet FIFA’s seating requirements.
– In general, the stadiums would have to be upgraded to meet FIFA’s space and technical requirements.
- Most cities would have needed some infrastructure work done, whether it be more hotel rooms or renovated highways.
The 18 stadiums/host cities are found in this document (along with the quoted list above): LINK
The 18 cities are:
Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC.
They would have possibly reduced that number to 16 or some other number after being selected as hosts. I would imagine San Diego would have been near the top of the list because Qualcomm Stadium is a POS.
Basically all of what I said was found in this PDF
which was the Bid Analysis that the guy in the reddit post was talking about. I just had to post because some of you guys didn't seem to know what you were talking about.
This post was edited on 8/16 at 11:22 pm