While there’s little doubt that College Football rules the roost in this part of the world, soccer- or as the rest of the world calls it, football- is starting to build some momentum. Now, there’s a movement afoot to make Atlanta part of a (hopefully) future America-hosted World Cup. This, from Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell:
I am always excited to hear of the wonderful opportunities available to our great City. Atlanta has a chance to bid for the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup but we need your help to bring the World Cup to Atlanta. As a contender to host the World Cup, our city is in the middle of a campaign to show the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Atlanta can support soccer on the world stage. If our bid is successful, the benefit to our city is enormous.
Last year, I introduced a resolution voicing the City of Atlanta’s support of local bid committee’s effort to bring the World Cup to Atlanta. Please sign the gousabid.com/ atlanta petition today to show your support. Should the USA win the bid to host the FIFA World Cup, Atlanta will be one of 18 cities still in the running to potentially host the games. Before FIFA makes its final decision, we need to show them just how excited Atlanta is about soccer. Join us for fun and festivities this summer in Atlanta during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and show your support and enthusiasm that underscores Atlanta’s passion for soccer. Please visit www.theatlantabid. com for more information.
Atlanta, help us reach our goal of 50,000 signatures, and spread the word about Atlanta’s online petition campaign. By signing the petition at gousabid.com/ atlanta, you are adding your voice to millions that are supporting Atlanta and the United States’ bid!