Macclesfield Town unveil 'exceptional' bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup to provide Sepp Blatter's replacement with a 'sensible' option

Football could be coming home to East Cheshire

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The World Cup could be heading to Macclesfield. The East Cheshire town has put forward a bid to host the Fifa tournament in an effort to clean up the tarnished reputation of the world governing body and bring the fans – and dogs – back to football.

Published on Macclesfield Town’s official club website, a complete breakdown of stadium availability, capacity – including the number of canines allowed in – and when it was opened has been made available to Fifa in order to try and bring the World Cup back to England for the first time since 1966.

All the iconic names located in Macclesfield are there, from The Moss Rose Stadium where Town play their home games to the Bollington Cross Playing Fields, where 120 fans and eight dogs can turn out to watch the best players in the world duel it out.


The world’s media have also been catered for with free WiFi at Macclesfield Library which will be maintained throughout the duration of the tournament, and with the 2026 World Cup due to take place from Thursday 11 June to Sunday 12 July, fans can expect a toasty average of 14.1 degrees Celsius.

However, FA chairman Greg Dyke and his cohorts won’t be receiving any lavish watches like they received from Fifa only to have recalled due to mass criticism for the £16,000 price, as Macclesfield have allocated £40 for gifts to be given to members upon their arrival in Cheshire.

Macclesfield's Moss Road Stadium could host the Fifa World Cup final

Fifa officials may have to get used to the Macclesfield Town entrance

You can view the full World Cup bid here, and you’ll have to get your plans in early – there’s only six hotels in Macclesfield and 16 B&B’s to snap up.