The cities that will form part of England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup have been announced today by England’s 2018 World Cup bid team.
Birmingham (Villa Park)
Bristol (New Ashton Gate)
Leeds (Elland Road)
Liverpool (Anfield or new Anfield)
London (Wembley, Emirates & Olympic Stadium or new Tottenham stadium)
Milton Keynes (Stadium:mk)
Nottingham (new Forest ground)
Manchester (Old Trafford & City of Manchester Stadium)
Newcastle (St James’ Park)
Plymouth (Home Park)
Sunderland (Stadium of Light)
In total seventeen stadia will make up the proposal to FIFA, the governing would make a final choice of venues in 2013, if the England bid is successful, which will be found out in December 2010.
Selection panel Chairman Lord Mawhinney, said:
“There is a temptation to think of bids in terms of just stadia but we have spent a long time talking about travelling, accommodation and security and the decision we have made constitutes a composite of all the criteria that goes towards what makes a good host city.
The choices we made represented our best judgement of the strongest possible combination to give England’s bid the strongest attraction compared to other countries’ bids for 2010.”