THE World Cup could be coming to Huddersfield!
Bosses at the Galpharm Stadium want it to be included as a venue in England's possible 2018 football World Cup bid.
If successful it could mean the football elite of tomorrow - many mere children now - playing their hearts out on the Galpharm turf.
Stadium chief executive Ralph Rimmer said he thought the Galpharm would be an ideal choice.
"We have had major international rugby league and union and big pop concerts so we certainly have the ability to stage big events," he said.
"We have also had an England under-20s game so the FA know the stadium and know we could do it.
"It would be wonderful for not just the town but the whole of West Yorkshire if we could stage World Cup games here.
"We certainly want to be involved in any tournament which might take place in this country."
Mr Rimmer said even though a number of other new stadiums have been built along the M62 since the Galpharm opened its turnstiles in 1994 Huddersfield would still be the perfect choice.
"The building work we are doing at the front of the stadium shows we are looking to improve on what already have.
"Geographically we are perfect because we are central and on the M62.
"And we are hoping to be involved in the 2012 Olympics as well.
"We have the facilities to be a training base and it would be brilliant to have Olympic athletes based here.
"Just to be involved in something so historic would be an honour."
But a spokesman for the FA said the Galpharm might not be big enough.
Minimum capacity for future World Cup venues is expected to be 40,000.
FA chief executive Brian Barwick said: "We are clearly giving some serious consideration to putting together a bid for the tournament.
"The prospect of England hosting World Cup 2018 was recently welcomed by FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
"Obviously, a World Cup in this country would be a fantastic occasion and every English football fan would love to see the world's best players gracing our stadia.
"But at this stage the deadline for a 2018 bid is still several years away."