U.S. World Cup bid

U.S. trims 27 stadiums from World Cup list

June 16, 2009
NEW YORK -- Twenty-seven stadiums have been dropped from consideration for the U.S. bid to host soccer's World Cup in 2018 and 2022, while Las Vegas and Salt Lake City have been added.

Nearly all the stadiums that were dropped are college football venues. Also eliminated were Green Bay's Lambeau Field and Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills.

Forty-five stadiums in 37 areas currently are in contention, ranging from New York to college towns such as Fayetteville, Ark., ...

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