Social media reaction to the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Miami, FL

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Miami is a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Miami was one of 11 US cities to make the 2026 FIFA World Cup roster along with Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and New York/New Jersey .

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“The next two years are going to be crazy for me,” boasted a post on Twitter Friday morning after news broke that the World Cup soccer game will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in 2026.

“Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud, Summer Smash, NFL games and football games will soon all be in my wallet.”

This person isn’t the only one getting excited on social media about the World Cup game – four years from now.

And why not? Miami scored a hit with FIFA’s pick in the global mega-event touchdown games.

“Miami hosting the World Cup for 2026 is the best thing ever,” another self-proclaimed social media personality added.

In response, Luis Miguel Echegaray, host of CBS Sports football podcast Qué Golazo Podcast, tweeted: “Miami, btw. It’s going to be absolute chaos and I can’t wait. If the city welcomes Latin American countries for 2026, I’m really sorry for everyone else because they don’t have a chance. It’s going to be a Bad Bunny music video for a month.

Miami’s Andres Diaz posed a question that’s sure to be on many minds when considering things like ‘Should I go to a game or just watch a watch party’ when he tweeted: ‘Everyone is so excited about Miami hosting World Cup matches. Do you have any idea how much those tickets cost?”

“Ticketing information for the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be available in due course,” FIFA said on its website.

A ticket for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November costs around $1,607, a 46% increase over the ticket price for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to Statista. We bet the prize in Miami will be more than a Bad Bunny concert.

On Thursday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was Miami’s chief cheerleader of choice as the World Cup host city.

And tourists in Greater Miami and Miami Beach were also thrilled on Friday.

“This moment means so much to Miami-Dade County,” she tweeted. “That means jobs. It means tourism. It means a global spotlight. And that means we’ll become hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup – from Miami Gardens to Homestead, get ready to scream GOOOL!”

As for David Beckham, who may well have a passing interest in this Miami World Cup, he has not yet posted specifically about Miami on his Instagram account. The Inter Miami executive posted an Instagram Story on Thursday about his previous experiences playing World Cup games in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

“All I dreamed of was representing my country,” Beckham said in the Instagram clip.

This story was originally published June 17, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, winner of the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, city government and general missions. He began his career in the Features department of the Miami Herald in 1991.
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