Hey guys, just wanted to drop another World Cup 2018/2022 Bid update on you! As you have probably beard from us in previous blogs and other news releases, Tampa Bay is one of 18 potential host cities in line to host games for the 2018/2022 World Cup should the US be selected as the host country!

Now one of many criteria that will determine which cities are picked (assuming we are the host country), are the number of petition sign ups each city has. By petition sign ups I mean the number of people in each city who go to www.GoUSABid.com/TampaBay or www.VisitTampaBay.com/WorldCup and show their support by submitting their email address and zip code. The goal is for each city to get to 50,000 signatures to show FIFA (Soccer's World Governing Body) the high level of grassroots support our great nation has!

The Bid Committee website recently started a blog with a leader-board that tells each city where they lie amongst the 18 as far as who is in the lead! I am happy to announce that Tampa moved up one spot ahead of Washington DC this week to number 7 out of 18!

We are well on our way to getting to the top of that list folks, so lets make sure we are telling our friends, family, and anyone else who will listen to go to the Bid website and show their support by signing the petition! We'll be updating you as the weeks go by, so be sure to check in often to see where we are!

That's it for now, but stay tuned in for more World Cup related things to do in Tampa Bay updates from your Tampa Bay team of blog enthusiasts!