BRIEF: Stanford eliminated from World Cup bid

Jan. 14, 2010, 12:02 a.m.

The U.S.A. Bid Committee eliminated Stanford on Tuesday as a possible venue for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup representing the Bay Area. Of 27 potential cities, San Francisco and Oakland were removed from the selection along with seven other cities.

Stanford soccer fields would have been used had San Francisco been the final choice for the U.S.A. bid. The Committee will submit its U.S.A. bid this May. The host decision made by FIFA will come out in December.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the remaining 18 cities are: Atlanta, Dallas-Arlington, Baltimore, Denver, Foxboro (Mass.), East Rutherford (N.J.), Glendale (Ariz.), Indianapolis, Houston, Landover (Md.), Kansas City, Los Angeles-Pasadena, Nashville, Miami, Philadelphia, Tampa, San Diego and Seattle.

Among the other rejected cities were St. Louis, Jacksonville, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and Charlotte (N.C.).

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