FIFA World Cup games might be played just minutes from Fort Saskatchewan.
Canada, Mexico and the United States will be the hosts for the prestigious tournament in 2026.
As far as Canadian candidate cities, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal are vying to be one of the 16 host locations. 23 cities are being considered.
The United Bid received 134 of 200 votes cast, or 67 per cent. Morocco tallied 65 votes (33 per cent), and one single member association voted not to choose either of the two bids. Morocco has now lost five bid campaigns.
Mexico hosted the World Cup in 1970 and 1986. The U.S. hosted the Cup in 1994 and Canada has never done so. Canada only made the tournament in 1984.
The 2026 version of FIFA World Cup will have 48 teams, up from the current 32.
More to come.