I would like to know how the Vatican selects which city will be the site of World Youth Day.
Do cities bid for this event? Is there a website where I can go to learn about the bidding process?
I think our city would be a perfect site for WYD, although I don’t know what the specs are, and perhaps we don’t meet them. But I would like to study the specs.
In terms of practical assets, our city is close to Chicago, so O’Hare and Midway airports would be available for pilgrims from around the world. We are also close to Milwaukee, and a lot of people from our city choose to use their good airport. And we have a beautiful airport in our city, too.
We are one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. when it comes to hotels, restaurants, and other practical expenses. (Unfortunately, our gas is not cheap, but our city is small enough that a tank of gas will last quite a while.)
We have several outdoor arenas and one excellent indoor arena, although I admit that we don’t have anything that will accomodate 1.5 million people!
And we are friendly and welcoming to guests!
Even if our city doesn’t meet the specs, I’ll bet Chicago DOES meet specs! I’m wondering if Chicago has ever considered bidding for WYD. Perhaps no one has ever suggested it. Well, if it’s a possibility at all, I’ll suggest it!
Thanks for any information about this question.