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File #: 21-30    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Administrative Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/26/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/1/2021 Final action: 3/1/2021
Title: FIFA Cup Letter of Support
Attachments: 1. Council Communication, 2. Letter of Support

Title

FIFA Cup Letter of Support

 

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Summary and Background Information

The FIFA Cup is a world-wide event that brings together soccer teams from many different nations.  Denver has the opportunity to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup matches and has been selected as a final host candidate.

 

The Metro Mayors Caucus has drafted a letter in support of Denver’s candidacy.  The Mayor is seeking Council’s authorization to sign the letter. 

 

The financial benefit to the Denver metro area is estimated to be $360 million.

 

Staff Responsible (Department Head): Roger Tinklenberg, Interim City Manager

Staff Member Presenting: N/A

 

Financial Impact: N/A

Funding Source: N/A

 

Staff Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the letter.

Suggested Motion: I move to ratify the FIFA Cup Letter of Support and to affix the Mayor's signature thereon.