Could Atlanta host back-to-back World Cup Tournaments?

Atlanta will host eight soccer matches of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. (Courtesy of My Profit Tutor)

Preparations are underway for the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. According to the recently released schedule, Georgia’s capital city will host eight soccer matches, including a semifinal.

The matches will be spread out over the course of 30 days and are expected to draw massive crowds to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Dan Corso, the president of the Atlanta Sports Council, says the sporting event could bring an estimated $5 billion to the city.

He further explained how Atlanta is gearing up for one of the largest sporting events in the world and shared details about how Atlanta is courting the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.