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View Poll Results: Should the US follow Brazil and improve its infrastructure if it becomes the host country for the 20
Yes 2 10.53%
No 17 89.47%
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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If the United States wins the bid and becomes the host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, do you think the US should follow what Brazil did by greatly improving its infrastructure all across the country? Meaning that do you think the United States should spend billions of dollars on things like new stadiums, improving roads, building new subway systems, bus-rapid transit, fixing deficient bridges, etc.

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Old 07-14-2014, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Are you comparing the great U.S.A. with a semi-3rd world country?
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Ventura County, Ca
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The US wouldn't need to do all that. Our infrastructure could definitely be improved. But we wouldn't have to do anything to the extent of what Brazil did. As far as our stadiums go, we don't need a building boom there either. With the exception of Los Angeles, we already have modern, world cup ready stadiums in all the major cities across the country.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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No, there is no need to. The stadiums and infrastructure are pretty much there. There are no need to build stadiums as they proved in '94.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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No, there is no need to. The stadiums and infrastructure are pretty much there. There are no need to build stadiums as they proved in '94.
Yeah, we pretty much could have stepped in at the last second and hosted this WC.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: IL
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We have enough stadiums, but, for example, it would be a great excuse to improve/upgrade/extend mass transit, such as the el in Chicago. Things that would be a good use of money anyway, in my opinion. I voted yes, so but obvioulsy not to th extent of Brazil.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Are you comparing the great U.S.A. with a semi-3rd world country?
Brazil has the 2nd largest economy in the Americas after the United States. It's not just some insignificant 3rd world country.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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We should regardless. Most of our infrastructure is crumbling.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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We already have the hotels, commercial districts and transportation network in place. Our stadiums are large and in charge. The MLS has lots of relatively new facilities like the Seattle one, the one in Harrison NJ, and what not, or we could even go with the football stadiums.

We could host every major global sporting event no problem. If we did Olympics we could just spread it around a few close cities like in the Northeast.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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We already have the hotels, commercial districts and transportation network in place.
Mass transit in most major US cities are terrible. Not every city is like NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia when it comes to transportation.
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