On the Road to FIFA World Cup 26 Philadelphia™ will be making a stop in York County on Wednesday, October 11, at 10 a.m. for a panel discussion. Program to take place in Mural Park*, Royal Square District, 105 South Howard Street, York, PA 17401.

Light refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m. sharp. Although FIFA World Cup 26™ takes place in Philadelphia, learn how York County will see economic impact, opportunities, and other benefits leading up to this major sporting event. FIFA World Cup™ is the largest sporting event in the world with 1.5 Billion viewers for the FIFA World Club Qatar 2022™ Final Match alone.

Meg Kane, panelist and Host City Executive, Philadelphia Soccer 2026, said, “FIFA World Cup 26™ is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to elevate Pennsylvania on the international stage. To ensure success, it will take a Commonwealth-wide effort. Every Pennsylvanian is invited to help us welcome fans from around the world for ‘the beautiful game.’ It is an honor to be in York County to share the excitement of the World Cup with such an enthusiastic and engaged community. We look forward to working together over these next three years to deliver an unforgettable experience and maximize the Commonwealth-wide economic benefit of our hosting.”

In addition to hearing from Kane on the panel, she will also be available for brief interviews after the event. Sharee McFadden will moderate the program which includes these additional panelists:

  • Laura Wagner, President, Explore York
  • Julie Wheeler, President Commissioner, York County
  • Matt Marshall, General Manager, Inch & Co. Sports
  • Steve Corrieri, Head Men’s Soccer Coach, McDaniel College & Director of Coaching, Ballyhoo Sports Academy

On-street, metered parking is available, as well as the Market Street Garage (41 E. Market St) and King Street Garage (15 W. King St).

*In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held inside The Bond, 134 East King Street, York, PA 17401.

More information about Explore York Programs:

Explore York’s mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. Explore York’s vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on Explore York County, PA, and the destination, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit YorkPA.org.

Explore York's Sport York program is designed to recruit events and generate additional economic impact in York County. Sport York positions York County as Pennsylvania's Premier Sports Destination, highlighting the area's dynamic facilities and central location on the East Coast. For further information about Sport York, visit YorkPA.org/sports.