Hello everyone! Jerm here with a very exciting update for you guys about an upcoming event I know you will be looking forward to! If you are a Twitter using soccer fan, then you will extra excited, much like I am as I type this!

In case you did or did not know, Tampa Bay is one of 18 cities competing for the chance to host matches for either the FIFA World Cup in the year 2018 or 2022! Long story short, it has been indicated by the USA Bid Committee that an FIFA World CupTM in the United States in 2018 or 2022 would expect to realize an economic impact of $100 million per game! Now that is a ton of coins folks, so you can see how big this could be for our community.

The overall impact of $6.4 billion for the FIFA World CupTM would be the most ever realized for a sporting event anywhere in the world. In the coming months we will be updating you on the progression of our bid and the overall process as we hope to know first whether or not the USA was chosen as the host country.

Next week, the USA Bid Committee will be officially presenting our bid to FIFA (Soccer's Governing Body), at a ceremony next Friday May 14, 2010 in Zurich Switzerland, and to show our support, Tampa Bay will be one of 18 other potential host cities putting on a TWEETUP! The goal is to show FIFA and the Bid Committee how Tampa Bay does it and getting the entire community involved. The goal of the Tweet-Up is with the help of all of the other host cities, to get #GoUSABid as a trending topic.

This event will take place next Friday at 4pm at the following locations:

Jackson's Bistro
Splitesville
MOSI
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Now each of these locations will have special giveaways in the form of drink specials and even free admission into the venue, for those participating in the Tweet-Up! We'll be updating you more on that one each day, so be sure to stay tuned in! We may be even be doing giveaways for some very cool items!

That's it for now, but stay tuned in for more updates on Tweet-Up related Tampa Bay area events and things to do in Tampa Bay!