World Cup 1994

World Cup 1994

When the World Cup came to the United States in 1994, it jump-started a rebirth of soccer across the nation. Dallas played a major role in the tournament, which still holds World Cup attendance records today.

Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl Stadium hosted six matches, including a second-round elimination contest and a memorable quarterfinal match between the Netherlands and Brazil, remembered as arguably the entire tournament’s top match.

Dallas was also proud host of the International Broadcast Center (IBC). Organizers had taken note of the region’s central location in the United States, and how historic Fair Park’s art deco buildings all around the Cotton Bowl created the ideal IBC location. Thus, the world’s broadcasts and their studio shows were based just a short hop from downtown Dallas.

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