MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis has dropped out of the running to host the 2026 World Cup.
The Minneapolis Bid Committee said Thursday it has decided against submitting a formal bid to host the soccer tournament. The committee said it was unable to negotiate terms to protect the city from future liability or get a better estimate of expected costs.
One of those costs was the possibility of hosting six games and a fan fest that could last up to a month.
Minneapolis also says it wanted flexibility on the financial liability caps.
Despite suspending its bid, Minneapolis says it remains a strong supporter of the joint Canada, Mexico and U.S. bid. Minneapolis is still being considered as a team base camp city if FIFA awards the 2026 games to the United Bid Committee.