Feedback: The World Cup is coming to Kansas City 2026!

Mike Kehoe – Deputy Governor

“It is better than anybody can think about, the ripple impact from the individuals seeing us globally, what an awesome neighborhood, what an awesome nation we’re, nearly immeasurable in financial impression, it’ll be big, Kansas Metropolis prepare.” “

“Kathy Nelson did a very good job placing the staff collectively. She introduced collectively two totally different states, two totally different events, rural and concrete. I give her big credit score. We had been so excited we got here in the present day however you by no means know. It positive was good to listen to that identify being referred to as.”

“The exhausting work begins now, I instructed Cathy and Catherine, to sleep nicely at night time as a result of tomorrow you’ll start to work in your thoughts. I do know that societies will come collectively, nations will come collectively, public, non-public, governments, provinces. We’ll obtain this factor and it is going to be unforgettable.”

Mark Donovan – President Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

“I believe there are two huge issues going by means of your head in case you are part of our group, the primary is how huge this occasion is and the problem it creates for us as a corporation excited to tackle however second, with out Lamar you don’t catch any of us right here. this can be a particular factor for us, you heard it From Clark (Hunt)”.

“Yeah, I would not evaluate the 2, however I am going to offer you that impression I acquired. , I get the prospect to be in some particular locations and I all the time respect that. So I acquired behind Cliff (Illig) and Clark, when the advert occurred. They seem to be a very profitable enterprise. “Individuals, proper? Neither of them confirmed a lot emotion. It was like two children on Christmas morning. I imply, it was a lot enjoyable watching it as a result of it is actual enjoyable. That is what it means to them.”

“It is simply one other instance of this pattern that the town is engaged on. the NFL Venture Coming right here was a giant win. The World Cup is a giant, huge win, championship video games are nice alternatives and we proceed to have our personal place on the map and have nice alternatives to indicate individuals what makes this metropolis particular and that is an enormous factor. Hopefully we get extra than simply matches, proper? That the groups have quarters right here. Then you have got some international locations coming to your metropolis and experiencing what makes this place particular and that will get you excited.”

Jake Reed – Sporting KC President and CEO

“Actually, it is surreal. I imply pay attention, if anybody thought we knew, my emotions would argue in a different way, so it is actually exhausting to place into phrases. I did not get nervous till I began studying West Listing and I used to be feeling like this was taking place. What an awesome day .”

“I actually assume the non-public go to to me was an enormous distinction. I imply, we confirmed up. We have heard fairly just a few feedback that they maintain saying this, proper. Prefer it’s apparent. No person needs it greater than you guys and I believe that is essential, proper? I believe That if it is your FIFA, you are available in and also you see the politicians on either side of city, you see the 2 international locations concerned, you see the presidents, we, the royals, the stream that issues, proper? I imply, that wasn’t a checkbox train they usually do not forget that. It nearly got here out. Each time we acquired the decision, they nearly laughed. Kansas Metropolis, belief us, you are all the time extra excited. It is easy to giggle about it, however it issues the place you sit round a desk and say, Hey, who needs this, and who’s truly going to indicate up? We’ll flip up I believe they know that.”

Peter Vermes – SKC Director and Sports activities Director

“I used to be speaking to a bunch of individuals from FIFA who had been a part of the presentation. They stated this was one of the best present we have seen. Not as a result of somebody was such an excellent speaker. It was only a testomony to what we now have right here. Unimaginable infrastructure and unbelievable fan base.”

“It is easy to inform somebody about it, however they do not perceive it till they dwell it. And once they get right here, identical to all of the FIFA representatives who’ve been right here, I believe that modified their mindset about this metropolis.”