FIFA World Cup 2026 Hosted by 16 Cities

FIFA World Cup 2026

FIFA World Cup 2026 host cities: Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey among top venues; Washington D.C. snubbed This will be the first time three countries have joined forces to host a tournament, and Mexico will be the first nation to ever have three different men’s World Cups in their soil. The United States last hosted the men’s World Cup in 1994 and Brazil won that tournament after knocking out the upstart Americans in the round of 16. That World Cup still holds the record as the most attended World Cup with 3.6 million fans attending matches. The United States has 11 total venues with Mexico getting three and Canada getting two.

The United States last hosted the men’s World Cup in 1994 and Brazil won that tournament after knocking out the upstart Americans in the round of 16. That World Cup still holds the record as the most attended World Cup with 3.6 million fans attending matches. The United States has 11 total venues with Mexico getting three and Canada getting two.

Things can obviously change between now and then, so in the meantime, here are the selected cities and stadiums from the announcement:

 

East region

Toronto, Canada – BMO Field
Boston, Massachusetts – Gillette Stadium
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Lincoln Financial Field
Miami, Florida – Hard Rock Stadium
New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium

Central region

Dallas, Texas – AT&T Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia – Mercedes Benz-Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri – Arrowhead Stadium
Houston, Texas – NRG stadium
Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio BBVA
Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azteca

West region

Vancouver, Canada — BC Place
Seattle, Washington — Lumen Field
Los Angeles, California — SoFi Stadium
San Francisco, California — Levi’s Stadium
Guadalajara, Mexico — Estadio Akron

With Washington D.C./Baltimore region and Ottawa missing out, Mexico City is the only capital city of the three to host at least one game. Snyder declined to testify at the U.S. House committee hearing scheduled for June 22. The hearing is to address workplace conduct concerns around the Washington Commanders franchise. Depending on how things go, it’s not water that FIFA would want to tread into.

Infantino hinted at a fan fest in D.C. around the actual games, and with such a large World Cup, everything from fan engagement to tune-up friendlies will be on the table to make this a true continental party.

Smith doesn’t expect these to cause any issues to heavily impact the current capacity of these stadiums.

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