Mayor Eric Adams says the Big Apple’s priorities in co-hosting the next World Cup must include figuring out how best to transport and entertain fans from around the world.
After watching Team USA go out in a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands, Adams said that the improvements to public transport that hosts Qatar had in preparation for this year’s World Cup and the series of events in Doha city. Praised Fan Festival. musical acts and other performing artists.
New York City’s 2026 goals should include setting up express bus routes across the Big Apple to quickly transport fans to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, he said on a video conference call. told reporters.
Adams also wants a “Fanfest” where “fans let off steam…in a well-organized way.”
Adams, who has earned a reputation as the ‘Mayor of Nightlife’, has been enjoying restaurants and meet briefly on friday With heir to the throne Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. He declined to discuss the unscheduled visit with Qatar’s leader.
Before watching Team USA’s loss, the mayor wished manager Greg Verhalter the best of luck for the team. Adams then said the club made America proud by reaching the Round of 16 despite the loss.
“We want to take our hats off to the American team,” Adams said.
Adams arrived in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, where he plans to stay until Sunday to help him better understand what FIFA World Cup co-host New York is aiming for. I said I was picking up a tab for
New York and New Jersey have been selected to co-host the 2026 World Cup at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Before arriving in Qatar, Adams was in Athens, Greece, attending the 2022 Summit of Mayors Against Anti-Semitism. The organizers cover the cost of attending the summit.