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Fishkind Conversations: Orlando Could Cash In As Host Of 2026 World Cup, But There’s A Catch Or Two


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A 2018 FIFA World Cup match between the national teams of Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A 2018 FIFA World Cup match between the national teams of Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Orlando is one of 17 U.S. cities in the running to host the 2026 World Cup.

The Greater Orlando Sports Commission says playing host would bring in about $150 million per match.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that the World Cup could indeed fill Central Florida coffers, but there are a few variables in the mix.

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Nicole Darden-Creston

About Nicole Darden-Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from national elections to local arts, from extraordinary hurricanes ... Read Full Bio »

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