How North America Landed the 2026 World Cup

September 18, 2018 – Media Mention
Athletic Business

Irwin Kishner was quoted in Athletic Business, discussing Canada, Mexico and the U.S. joint bid win for the 2026 World Cup. Kishner spoke about how the infrastructure in North America helped facilitate the bid win. He further described the immense amount of planning that needs to go into effect, even though the event is still years away. He stated, "there is so much that goes on behind the scenes, from the local police to the federal government… It is a tremendous operation, and maybe 85 percent of it is behind the scenes, including controlling the internet that's going into your stadium and being able to pick out anybody within the general area on facial-recognition technology."