Tuesday, April 28, 2009

World Cup Games in Doak?

Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium has confirmed their interest in being a host stadium for the United State's 2018 or 2022 World Cup bid. 
Doak is one of 20 Stadiums included that currently is the primary venue for Division 1 football. 31 of the 32 NFL stadiums have confirmed their interest.
The United States, Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Russia have formally declared their desire to host to the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Netherlands-Belgium and Portugal-Spain have each submitted joint bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, while Qatar and South Korea have applied as candidates to play host only to the tournament in 2022.
FIFA has set May 2010 as the deadline for countries to submit their final paperwork to play host to the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. FIFA’s 24‑member Executive Committee will study the bids, conduct site visits and name the two hosts for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in December 2010, completing a 21-month bid and review process.
The reality of Doak becoming a finalist is slim. Tallahassee's airport and hotels have enough trouble handling parent's weekend, let alone an international sporting event. It would be pretty sweet though, to have World Cup games right here in our backyard, until the British begin to riot when England chokes again.


  1. I think the campus police can deal with riots if they can deal with our receiving corps.

  2. It might just take them several weeks to sort through the information.

  3. True they just need to find the guy that tazed Geno Hayes and make sure he's ready.