Stadiums of World Cup 1994
USA was awarded the honour of hosting World Cup 1994. Unlike all other World Cup selections, this process involved only one round, USA receiving over half the votes in the first round.
World Cup 1994 was memorable for a number of reasons. As well as doing much to boost the popularity of football (soccer) in America, it was the best-attended World Cup to date. Despite the number of matches being increased from 52 to 64 in 1998, the large American stadiums allowed a record attendance of almost 3.6 million fans.
Nine stadia in different cities across America were used to host the games. Stadiums used included the Stanford Stadium in San Francisco and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C.
The final was hosted by the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Brazil were victorious over Italy, winning 3 - 2 on penalties.