FIFA announces World Cup 2026 venues, with 11 US locations on the list!
New York, New York - FIFA has announced the 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup, which will be staged in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Matches will be played in 11 locations across the US:
- Atlanta: MetLife Stadium
- Boston: Gillette Stadium
- Dallas: AT&T Stadium
- Houston: NRG Stadium
- Kansas City: Arrowhead Stadium
- Los Angeles: SoFi Stadium
- Miami: Hard Rock Stadium
- New York/New Jersey
- Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field
- San Francisco: Levi's Stadium
- Seattle: Lumen Field
Canadian fixtures will take place in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver, with the Mexican fixtures to be staged in Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey.
The expanded tournament will be the first to feature 48 teams, an increase of 16 from this year's competition in Qatar, and the first to be co-hosted by three countries.
First North American World Cup in 32 years
Selections were confirmed during a ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City, overseen by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy attended a watch party at Liberty State Park, celebrating along with fans after the announcement was made.
"We are so excited, we are energized. Soccer has a way of bridging us all together," Adams said . "Those feet stomping and saying we are stomping towards the future, marching to where we're going. Congratulations, New York/New Jersey, let’s win this thing together!"
North America will host the men's World Cup for the first time in 32 years and a fourth occasion in total.
The US famously staged the 1994 edition won by Brazil – still the tournament with the highest attendance ever – while Mexico hosted the 1970 and 1986 tournaments, won by Brazil and Argentina respectively.
Canada has never previously hosted the competition but did stage the women's World Cup in 2015.
The USMNT is currently preparing for the winter 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where it will face England, Iran, and Wales in the group stages.
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