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Old 01-12-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Wahoooo! Atlanta is one of 18 cities that are finalists for the World Cup 2018 or 2020!

Atlanta makes next World Cup cut *| ajc.com

This would really great for the city and I soooo hope it happens.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Think we will get it. We have the world largest airport so visitors coming in will not have a problem getting here. The train is connected to our airport so visitors can get to their hotel without having to drive and the Ga Dome is also on the Marta line...plus the two soccer games that were held in the dome on last year sold out
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Maybe....just maybe....this will spur some growth in MARTA!

South Africa has it this year and you should see what it's done for the Jo-burg airport. Used to be you could guarrantee your baggage would get rifled through and show up several days late to your final destination. But in the past year that hasn't happened to me once...and I've been through there 6 times in 2009.

That aside, this could be as big for Atlanta as the 96 Olympics. It really could. More international exposure.

And for those who like to say Atlanta has reached world-class status as a city this would definitely be more evidence to support that.

Living in Candler Park, it would simply be the best people watching.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Not a real big fan of soccer, but it would be great for the city! I hope we get it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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Yeah, I don't watch a lot of soccer, either. I used to play but I never liked to watch the pros. But it's the worlds biggest sport and I don't think we can OVERESTIMATE what good it could do for Atlanta (and the whole state).
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: ITP
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I definitely watch a lot of soccer and will be pumped if FIFA approves the US bid!
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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My husband would absolutely lose his mind. He played soccer from age four until I finally forced him to stop at 40. (Hint, his adult league team was called The Injured Reserve.) He is absolutely obsessed, when they don't broadcast the games he'll sit and read them on the computer. On the downside, he would definitely want to stay here through the World Cup year. I was hoping to get out of here in five years or so.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Let's not overstate this. It won't be like Atlanta hosts every game or even the final. It won't be a bad thing, but it won't be like the Olympics. In 1994 there were games played in Pontiac, MI for instance.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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Let's not overstate this. It won't be like Atlanta hosts every game or even the final. It won't be a bad thing, but it won't be like the Olympics. In 1994 there were games played in Pontiac, MI for instance.
Exactly.

Atlanta won't be hosting the World Cup by itself.


The World Cup is a whole country thing...
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Even if we have to share the wealth it will be good for the city. Get some more international exposure, get people in hotels and restaurants.
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