Better transit, entertainment crucial for NY when hosting 2026 World Cup: Eric Adams

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy celebrate. NYC Mayor Eric Adams and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy observe New York and New Jersey being named arsenic co-hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. REUTERS

The Big Apple’s priorities when co-hosting the adjacent World Cup indispensable see figuring retired however champion to transport fans from each implicit the globe and entertain them, Mayor Eric Adams said.

After watching Team USA get eliminated successful a 3-1 nonaccomplishment to The Netherlands, Adams praised wide transit improvements that big state Qatar made to hole for this year’s World Cup — and good arsenic a bid of Fan Festivals acceptable up successful the metropolis of Doha with philharmonic acts and different performing artists.

New York’s goals for 2026 indispensable see mounting up explicit autobus routes passim the Big Apple to get fans rapidly to MetLife Stadium successful New Jersey, helium told reporters connected a video league call.

Adams besides wants “fan fests” where”fans fto disconnected immoderate steam … successful a well-organized way.”

Adams, who has earned a estimation arsenic the “nightlife mayor,” besides boasted that he’s been retired and astir since landing successful Doha, including enjoying its restaurants and adjacent meeting up concisely Friday with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, heir to the throne. He declined to sermon his unscheduled sojourn with the Qatar leader.

MetLife Stadium.New York’s goals for 2026 indispensable see mounting up explicit autobus routes passim the metropolis to get fans rapidly to MetLife Stadium, Eric Adams said.Charles Wenzelberg
Mayor Eric Adams with USMNT caput  manager  Gregg Berhalter.Mayor Eric Adams with USMNT caput manager Gregg Berhalter successful Qatar.NYCMayor/Twitter

Before watching Team USA’s defeat, the politician greeted Coach Gregg Berhalter to privation the squad luck. Afterwards, Adams said the nine — despite the loss — did America arrogant by advancing to the Round of 16.

“We privation to instrumentality our hats disconnected to the American team,” said Adams.

Adams arrived successful Doha, Qatar connected Thursday to assistance get a amended grasp of what New York is successful for erstwhile it co-hosts the FIFA World Cup, and helium is expected to enactment until Sunday. Adams said helium was picking up the tab for this trip.

Eric Adams and the Amir.Mayor Eric Adams met with HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani portion successful Qatar.Qatar News Agency

New York and New Jersey were selected to jointly big the 2026 World Cup at MetLife Stadium successful East Rutherford, NJ. 

Prior to arriving successful Qatar, Adams was successful Athens, Greece to be the 2022 Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism. Expenses to be the acme are being picked up by its organizers.