DC is hosting a free FIFA 2026 World Cup host city reveal party, fingers crossed to be selected

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It will be the first men’s World Cup on American soil since 1994. There are more than a dozen cities in the U.S. vying to be selected as a host city for some of the 80 games that will be played during the tournament — and D.C. is optimistic it will be one of them.

In anticipation of being selected as a host city, DC is holding a FIFA World Cup 2026 host city reveal party from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at Penn Social. The party is free and open to the public, with complimentary food and one drink ticket allotted per guest. Advance registration is required but does not guarantee admission. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The party is being organized by Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, in partnership with the Executive Office of the Mayor, and the Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, who have partnered on a Joint Bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2026. Notable
attendees to include Mayor Muriel Bowser, Max Brown, Chairman, Events DC Board of Directors, D.C. United and USMNT standout Bill Hamid, Washington Spirit and women’s soccer legends Briana Scurry and Johanna Lohman, and others.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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