Coliseum Board Joins Soccer World Cup Campaign



The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum board has joined the City of Oakland's effort to bring World Cup soccer to the East Bay, the Trib reports. The city wants to host soccer matches at the Coliseum if the United States should host the wildly popular worldwide tournament in 2018 or 20022. Oakland is one of 27 cities under consideration by the USA soccer committee, which is expected to narrow the list to eighteen cities by year's end. The international soccer federation will select the host nations for both 2018 and 2022 in December 2010.