Seattle was officially declared the FIFA World Cup of Nations in the city last week.
Local dignitaries met with organizing committees to display their official logo on the Space Needle. Note the green and blue colors for the Sounders, Seahawks and Mariners for the number 26 — the numbers stacked one on top of the other — the World Cup and gold with the words “FIFA” and “Seattle” below it. Vibrant greens and purples are also part of the logo, alluding to the color of coffee beans paired with purple to represent Seattle’s leadership in technology and innovation.
The men’s soccer world cup will take place in the summer of 2026 and will be the biggest edition in FIFA history. Seattle is one of 16 cities across Canada, Mexico and the United States that will host a total of 104 matches involving 48 countries, an increase from the 32 that participated in Qatar last winter.
FIFA unveiled the logo last Wednesday in Los Angeles. The governing body of the disease allowed each state to add a personal touch to its affiliate. The Seattle 26 FIFA World Cup team has been waiting to show its unity.
“It’s very important that we leave behind,” said Peter Tomozawa, executive director of SeattleFWC26. The group is known to bring the BE 2026 city event to Seattle.
“Our legacy will be based on the aforementioned three Cs,” Tomozawa continued, noting that the Space Needle is a remnant of the 1962 World’s Fair. “Community, worship and children. We hope it will be a people-based legacy. This way will help to reach out in our communities.”
The next phase of SeattleFWC26 is to upgrade Lumen Field to accommodate World Cup matches, including the installation of natural grass. The council is also looking for reasons for wrestling for national teams. Sony said they are on track to open their new facility in Longacres, Renton, in January 2024, which Tomozawa says is likely to host the national team in the World Cup.
Another target for the fan festival that the SeattleFWC26 group wants to host is the new downtown venue. Tomozawa was part of a small group that traveled to Qatar for the tournament and admired the new park, which was also used to broadcast the games on Fox.
Seattle is set to open its 20-acre waterfront park in 2025, containing Pike Place Market as the waterfront.
“We hope that 2026 will be the crowning year,” Tomozawa declared. “A real event that will really open you up to the whole world.”
As for the tangible games leading up to 2026, the Allies and Kingdom’s biceps against Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers and Thorns FC on June 3 will be the official launch of the women’s team. will be attending SeattleFWC26 as part of the festivities.
For a limited time, the Kingdom and the Sound are offering tickets to games at Lumen this month and June 3 for $20.26.