If you’ve watched the news, read a paper or been online in the past week you may have noticed the mention of Macclesfield in there somewhere. That’s because Macclesfield Town Football Club has jumped on the band wagon with all the FIFA controversy in the press at the moment by putting in a bid to host the 2026 World Cup. As a B2B PR agency based in the town, we applaud this fun and creative stunt by our local club.
What started out as a spoof tongue and cheek joke has now blown into a nation-wide story. It has been in all most everywhere in the news and the hashtag #Macc2026 has also been created by Macc Town’s Twitter followers by people overwhelmingly supporting the club in their bid to host the world cup.
The bid is on their website and includes a full run down of what you can expect from the world’s greatest football extravaganza if it were to be hosted in Macclesfield. Benefits Include Macclesfield boasting a whopping 14.1°C in June and that free WIFI available at Macclesfield Library.
It also explains that The Moss Rose Stadium that holds 6,335 people will host the opening and the closing ceremonies, and will be hosted by the town’s legend David Dickinson. Other nearby venues which will host matches include Tytherinton playing fields which can hold 150 people plus 12 dogs.
Hats off to the marketing team at Macc Town. With so many people all over the country now backing our little town, we wait for all the Macc Town world cup bid merchandise to go on sale.
Katherine Wilding is Skout’s newest recruit and a PR apprentice.