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Macclesfield In Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

Posted: Tue 02 Jun 2015

We want to bring the tournament to East Cheshire

We are delighted to announce that the town of Macclesfield will be launching a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. After intense discussions with the relevant authorities, the town will be launching an official bid for the prestigious competition.

The tournament will run from Thursday June 11th 2026 until Sunday July 12th and will feature the very best talent from world football. With exceptional facilities in and around the Macclesfield area and a footballing history to rival any previous host we are confident that this World Cup can be as successful as any.

Given the current predicament that FIFA finds itself in, we feel it is vital that a sensible bid is submitted for the next World Cup. This tournament will provide a sustainable and comfortable tournament for the associations of FIFA and the football family.

Here is a breakdown of the bid in full.


The Moss Rose Stadium in Macclesfield will host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the FIFA 2026 World Cup Final. Both ceremonies will be conducted by Macclesfield legends David Dickinson and John Askey.




The Moss Rose Stadium (Macclesfield Town FC)



Booth Street (Congelton Town FC)



King George V Playing Field,

200 and 14 dogs


Tytherington Playing Field

150 and 12 dogs


Mount Vernon Playing Field,

137 and 12 dogs


Weston Playing Field,

124 and 8 dogs


Bollington Cross Playing Fields,

120 and 8 dogs


Mary Dendy Playing Fields

200 and 12 dogs



Training Facilities

Each of the below pitches will be made available to participating teams, although it is the responsibility of each association to make sure that the pitch is clear of dog foul prior to the start of each session.

  • Bollington Atax Playing Field,
  • Bollington Cross Playing Field
  • Bollington Recreation Ground Playing Field
  • Chorley Hall Playing Field Alderley Edge
  • Deva Close Playing Field
  • Hazelbridge Road Playing Field
  • Jim Evison Playing Field
  • Midway Playing Field
  • Victoria Park Playing Field


Because the average temperature in Macclesfield in June is a whopping 14.1°C we recommend that air conditioned stadia are used.

Media Facilities

Free WIFI is available at Macclesfield Library and this will continue throughout the tournament.

Travel and Accommodation

With superb links to Manchester Airport, the town of Macclesfield is ideal for travelling spectators. The town is serviced by numerous bus routes, and Moose Tours will also be on hand to provide travel support for supporters. Silvertown cabs will also be on hand to help out!

According to Trip Advisor there are up to six hotels in Macclesfield, as well as 16 B&B's. More than adequate for a World Cup.

Food And Drink

With plenty of Brassingtons pies and  Marston's beer in town, people are sure not to go without at this tournament.

Cost Of The Tournament

We predict a total cost of £249.99 for the tournament. This include supplying new nets in all of the training facilitates.

A budget of £40.00 has also been set aside for gifts to the FIFA Family.

What Next?

We will submit our formal proposal to FIFA later this year and hope to be given the go ahead to host the tournament next year.


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