New York, Los Angeles among 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

2026 World Cup

Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle were among the 11 American cities picked to host 2026 World Cup.

The cities of Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, as well as Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey in Mexico, will host games.

The locations of the first game and the final have still to be determined, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who spoke on FS1’s broadcast.

Two locations in Los Angeles were under consideration. The Rose Bowl, which hosted the 1994 World Cup Final, was chosen by FIFA over SoFi Stadium, the brand-new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.

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Baltimore/Washington, DC, Cincinnati, Denver, Edmonton, Nashville, and Orlando were among the finalists who were not chosen. Earlier this year, Baltimore and Washington made a united bid.

The 2026 World Cup will see the tournament expand from 32 to 48 qualified countries for the first time. For the first time, three countries are sharing hosting duties.

Mexico has hosted the World Cup twice before, in 1970 and 1986, and will be the first country to do it a third time. The United States hosted the 1994 World Cup, whereas Canada will be hosting for the first time in 2026.

List Of Venues for 2026 World Cup:

  • Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Boston: Gillette Stadium
  • Dallas: AT&T Stadium
  • Guadalajara: Estadio Akron
  • Houston: NRG Stadium
  • Kansas City: Arrowhead Stadium
  • Los Angeles: SoFi Stadium
  • Mexico City: Estadio Azteca
  • Miami: Hard Rock Stadium
  • Monterrey: Estadio BBVA
  • New York/New Jersey: MetLife Stadium
  • Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field
  • San Francisco Bay Area: Levi’s Stadium
  • Seattle: Lumen Field
  • Toronto: BMO Field
  • Vancouver: BC Place
  • Field Level Media

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