May 30th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Cost to host 2026 FIFA World Cup in Vancouver doubles, may hit $581M

By The Canadian Press on April 30, 2024.

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver on March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER – Organizers of the seven FIFA World Cup soccer matches coming to Vancouver in 2026 say the estimated cost of hosting the event has more than doubled in the last two years.

The latest estimates put the price tag at between $483 million and $581 million, including costs for the city, the province and stadium upgrades.

The province says the event is expected to generate enough revenue to result in a net cost of between $100 million and $145 million.

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