The U.S. Soccer Federation and Mexico Football Federation have announced today, December 8, their joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup. This comes just a few months after the bid was granted to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to co-host the 2026 Men's World Cup.
“This is a pivotal time for Women’s soccer,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “Around the world, Federations are beginning to invest more and more in the women’s game and records are being rewritten for revenue, viewership, and participation.
Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands put in a joint bid to be the 2027 hosts earlier in the day, while Brazil put forward its bid to FIFA last month. Associations had until December 8 to submit their bids to FIFA.
This bid is created with plans to capitalize on the growth of women's sports by providing a world-class tournament. Not only will fans be able to witness the best of the best on the field, but the world's greatest players will have the best off the field.
"Together, the United States and Mexico look to bring the worldwide game to NEW HEIGHTS," said U.S. Soccer in the press release where they announced "NEW HEIGHTS" as the slogan for their proposal.
Both the United States and Mexico already have the necessary infrastructure to ensure that players have the best training facilities, travel accommodations, and base camps. Beyond that there are enough high-class match venues that are accessible and ready to showcase the top-level on-field product that the World Cup provides. This tournament will further elevate the standard of women's sports, as well as bring more attention to the domestic leagues.
"The U.S. and Mexico are in a unique position to host a World Cup that will leverage the same venues, infrastructure, and protocols used for the Men’s World Cup just a year prior," added Parlow Cone. "As a result, we believe the time is right to host a FIFA Women’s World Cup that features a truly world-class experience for players and fans, alike. This will not only unlock the economic potential of women’s soccer, it will send a message to young players around the world that there is no limit to what they can achieve.”
The NEW HEIGHTS bid plans to utilize systems put in place from the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup including infrastructure for matches and transportation, as well as safety protocols. This will give the U.S. and Mexico a unique opportunity to evaluate what does and does not work, as well as adapt to better prepare for this event.
There is full potential for this tournament to sell out high-capacity stadiums for every match, with most of the venues over 65,000 seats. U.S. Soccer and Mexico are also prepared to host fan festivals for millions more, events which they can prepare for by observing the 2026 tournament.
“This is a once-in-a-generation moment for soccer in our countries. U.S. Soccer and Mexico Football are excited to partner to host two World Cups in as many years – and to do it with equity at the forefront of the bid – representing our commitment to growing the game for everyone," said JT Batson, U.S. Soccer CEO & Secretary General. "Together with Mexico, U.S. Soccer put forward a bid that will expand access to soccer in communities across the country and lay the foundation for a legacy that will grow the game. We are ready, we’re excited, and we’re going to show the world all we can accomplish.”
The 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the 10th edition of the tournament and the third hosted in the United States should the U.S. and Mexico win their bid. The U.S. previously hosted in 1999, where the USWNT won for the second time in a sold-out Rose Bowl. They also stepped in to support a 2003 tournament due to a SARS outbreak in the host country of China.
To determine the 2027 hosts, FIFA will complete on-site inspection visits in February 2024, with the 74th FIFA Congress due to appoint the hosts of the tournament in May 2024.