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Host cities confirmed for 2026 World Cup

Host cities confirmed for 2026 World Cup

Saturday 18th June 2022

16 cities have been confirmed as host venues for the 2026 World Cup. The event will be the first in FIFA's expanded 48 team competition. It will also be the first World Cup to be hosted in 3 different countries, with Canada, USA and Mexico sharing the rights.

Mexico will host matches in 3 cities, Canada in 2 cities, with the remaining 12 cities hosting games in the USA.

The host cities and stadiums have been confirmed as:

United States

  • Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz 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 (MetLife Stadium)
  • Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Levi's Stadium)
  • Seattle (Lumen Field)

Mexico

  • Guadalajara (Estadio Akron)
  • Mexico City (Estadio Azteca)
  • Monterrey (Estadio BBVA Bancomer)

Canada

  • Toronto (BMO Field)
  • Vancouver (BC Place)

Among the places to miss out were Washington DC, meaning the capital city with host no matches. Other notable absentees include the Rose Bowl, which hosted the 1994 World Cup Final and Orlando's Citrus Bowl.

All of the stadiums chosen in the US are primarily used for American Football, as none of the soccer-specific stadiums in the States meet FIFA's 40,000 capacity requirement.


About the Author: Rob Clarkson

Rob is the owner of footballgroundmap.com. A Sheffield United fan and father of two, Rob loves nothing more than a good game of football whether that's watching the Blades or one his local non-League teams. He's somewhat of a traditionalist, preferring the older grounds to newer purpose-built ones.

Away from this website, Rob works as an Ecommerce Development Project Manager for one of the UK's largest clothing retailers.

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