The World Cup At Beaver Stadium?
According to the Associated Press, there’s a slim chance you could be watching soccer in Beaver Stadium 9-13 years down the road.
The U.S. bid committee hoping to stage soccer’s World Cup in 2018 or 2022 sent initial letters last week to public officials and stadium operators of 70 potential sites, including Penn State’s Beaver Stadium.
Sixty-five stadiums have a capacity above 60,000, including 20 above 80,000. Among the stadiums listed was Beaver Stadium, the nation’s largest with a capacity of 107,282 but has never hosted a pro soccer match.
The World Cup is a huge deal – internationally speaking, it’s probably the biggest sporting event ever. So why am I instinctively doing a dismissive wanking motion with my hand? Oh, that’s right – it would just feel weird to watch someone get a yellow card for sliding at someone in one of the most iconic football locales on earth.