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Hosting costs estimated for World Cup

Oct 22, 2018 - The Seattle Times

The biggest party on Earth could visit Seattle in 2026, and the city now has an idea how much that would cost.

The price to host World Cup soccer games could top $10 million, according to very preliminary estimates.

Providing stadium security and police escorts, arranging practice fields, holding fan festivals and covering permit fees would eat up about $7.7 million for three games and about $10.5 million for five games, say the projections by Mayor Jenny Durkan's office.

But ...