MO House Wants Possible 2026 World Cup Tickets Tax Exempt

With the 2022 World Cup in Quatar quickly approaching, future plans are already being made for the 2026 World Cup.

Kansas City is in contention to become a host city for the tournament.

On Thursday afternoon, the Missouri House of Representatives agreed to a bill that would authorize a sales tax exemption for match tickets during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The exemption is hoped to prompt FIFA to choose Kansas City over other cities in contention.

If selected, estimates predict the tournament will have an economic impact of nearly $700 million in revenue for the state.

Here is what Representative Wes Rogers from Kansas City says about the possibility.

The bill will become law pending a signature by Governor Mike Parson.


*submitted by Missouri News Network