Date: 24th September 2009 at 10:26am
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The first round of FA visits to all the potential host cities has now taken place and round two has begun. Of the original fifteen starters, all have passed the first stage and in fact, a sixteenth, Plymouth, have added their name.

From Vital England:

Liverpool have enrolled the help of Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Wigan Athletic and Tranmere Rovers in their bid. They have all agreed to allow their stadiums to be used as training bases for competing national teams.

Full article: England – 2018 Cities Bid Updates.