World Cup could generate about $5 Billion for the USA

Nice bit of stimulus. 65,000 and 100,000 total new jobs would be created in the various host cities during the preparation and operation of the tournament in the year of the event. If the USA does get awarded the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, one of the goal will be to generate immediate tangible effects.
David Downs, the USA Bid Committee Executive Director on this aspect:
“Our goal is to have an even greater impact during the eight to 12 years leading up to the event that will stimulate the development of the game and the soccer economy, both at national and international levels.”
This is an important goal given that employment will continue to lag as the economy limps back to some semblance of normalcy. Skeptics of the whole venture would be a bit more assuaged. There is a section of the US that would inevitably cheer on Barack Obama’s failure to land the World Cup. For them there is no silver lining.

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