Statement: Canada Soccer Supports USA/Mexico FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 Bid

Canada Soccer Supports USA/Mexico FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 Bid

We wish our close neighbours the best of luck in their bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Given we were recent hosts, Canada Soccer has not been part of these conversations and was never put in a position to decline a co-hosting opportunity. If the US Soccer and the Mexican Federation bid is successful, it would be Mexico’s first time hosting a Women’s World Cup, and we are in full support.

It was an honour to welcome the world to Canada just eight years ago, as we hosted what was a tremendously successful and standard-setting 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. We welcome the opportunity to have the Women’s World Cup back on Concacaf soil, giving our fans another chance to cheer on our Women’s National Team, at a World Cup, so close to home and in person.

As hosts in 2015, the tournament generated $493.6 million surpassing the expected total of $337 million. Canada 2015 set the standard with a Women’s World Cup record of 1,353,506 fans attending matches, with an average match attendance of 26,029. Seven matches saw at least 50,000 spectators, setting an attendance record for a FIFA competition apart from the FIFA World Cup. The television ratings for Canada 2015 were also impressive — the tournament was watched by 750 million worldwide viewers. Overall, Canada 2015 resulted in a $2.9 million surplus.

We look forward to welcoming the soccer world once again to Canada, as we continue to prepare to co-host the 2026 Men’s World Cup.