Saturday, August 29, 2015

Behind-the-scenes video from the U.S. World Cup bid

The U.S. World Cup bid committee put together a series of videos from the FIFA delegation's visit last week, and made them available for distribution by the media.

Behind-the-scenes video from the U.S. World Cup bid

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The U.S. World Cup bid committee put together a series of videos from the FIFA delegation's visit last week, and made them available for distribution by the media.

I've posted the videos here on Philly.com for you to check out. There is a lot of interesting footage, in particular from the group's tours of the stadiums involved in the bid.

Most of the video is just straight "b-roll" footage, without any narration or graphics. But you'll hear quite a few conversations betwen people in the shots. Among the voices you'll hear are those of U.S. World Cup bid CEO David Downs and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

There's also a video of the closing press conference in Houston with delegation chief Harold Mayne-Nicholls and U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati.

All of the videos are in the player at right. You can also watch them by clicking on the links below.

New York/New Jersey: The group visited Giants Stadium and Red Bull Arena.

Washington Part 1: The group arrived at Dulles Airport, then toured George Mason University.

Washington Part 2: The group toured the Washington Monument and FedEx Field. Make sure to check out the rendering of the National Mall as a Fan Fest site.

Dallas: The group toured Cowboys Stadium, including the Cowboys cheerleaders' locker room. There are some great shots of the FIFA delegation looking at the giant video screen.

Houston Part 1: The group toured Reliant Stadium. While there, they watched a video message from former president George H.W. Bush.

Houston Part 2: The group visited the George R. Brown Convention Center, and was met there by NBA star Yao Ming as well as U.S. national team forward Brian Ching and Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear.

Closing Press Conference: In Houston, U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and FIFA delegation chief Harold Mayne-Nicholls met with reporters.

I hope you'll share your thoughts about the videos in the comments.

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