Whatup Gang! Jerm here and I am super excited to see the lists keep growing with people who want to see the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 Bid come to Tampa! We do however still have a long way to go, so we need you all to show us your support by going to www.VisitTampaBay.com/WorldCup or www.GoUSABid.com/TampaBay!

So if you are a local and want to show your support, you can do so, or if you are researching your vacation and/or conventions in Tampa Bay then feel free to sign the petition on our site without even having to leave. Wow I really love technology, so remind me to thank the person who invented the widget!

Tell your friends, family, significant other, pets, and anyone else who will listen to sign up! An estimated 36 billion people worldwide watch the FIFA World Cup, making it the most-viewed sporting event in the world so there is the opportunity for there to be allot of eyes on Tampa Bay in 2018/2022!

With the global economic impact, the FIFA World Cup bring a ton of new jobs and provide hundreds of millions of dollars in economic development to Tampa Bay.  World Cup sponsorship is estimated to be over 16 billion dollars, with much of that going directly into local economies that host the event. I don't know about you but that sounds like a winner to me!

So what are you waiting for! Stop reading me rant and rave and go sign up!

Stay tuned for more updates on our FIFA World Cup Bid and other things to do in Tampa Bay!