In NEW YORK (June 16, 2022) – FIFA announced 16 FIFA World Cup host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup today at a live event in New York City, selecting 11 cities in the United States, three cities in Mexico, and two cities in Canada. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will mark the first time that three countries have hosted the competition.
FIFA ANNOUNCES 16 CITIES TO HOST THE 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP ACROSS THE USA, MEXICO, AND CANADA 11 CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, THREE IN MEXICO, AND TWO IN CANADA WILL HOST FIFA WORLD CUP MATCHES IN 2026.
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The first edition with 48 teams, will visit 16 cities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
The tournament, to be hosted jointly by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, will be the first to have 48 teams, an increase from the current 32, and take place in cities throughout North America.
“This part of the world doesn’t realize what will happen here in 2026,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said at a news conference in Manhattan following the televised announcement.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Host Cities
The 16 cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will host a total of 48 teams and 80 matches under the new expanded format, marking the largest FIFA World Cup in history.
UNITED STATES: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle.
MEXICO: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
CANADA: Toronto, Vancouver
FIFA 2026 World Cup Cities and Stadium
The final groupings:
EAST: Toronto (BMO Field); Boston (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.); Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field); Miami (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.); and New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.).
CENTRAL: Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium); Dallas (AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas); Atlanta (Mercedes Benz Stadium); Houston (NRG Stadium); Monterrey, Mexico (Estadio BBVA, Guadalupe); Mexico City (Estadio Azteca).
WEST: Vancouver (BC Place); Seattle (Lumen Field); San Francisco (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.); Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif.); and Guadalajara, Mexico (Estadio Akron, Zapopan).
The choices, 16 cities selected from a list of 22 finalists, were revealed in three regional groupings, blocs representing the East, Central, and West regions.
Also, they included newcomers like Toronto, Philadelphia, Miami, and Seattle. They included smaller cities like Kansas City, Mo.
But for some cities missed this opportunity to host the FIFA World cup 2026.
The following candidates missed out on selection: Baltimore/Washington (M&T Bank Stadium); Orlando, Florida (Camping World Stadium); Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium); Nashville, Tennessee (Nissan Stadium); Denver (Empower Field at Mile High); and Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium).
Everyone is excited, Right!
“It's a historic day for U.S. Soccer and the entire American soccer community, from every corner of our grassroots all the way to the pros and our National Teams,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone.
"Together with our good friends in Canada and Mexico, we couldn't be more excited to work with FIFA to host what we think will be the greatest World Cup in history. I want to congratulate all the big cities that will host games. I know you will all do a fantastic job of sharing your world-class stadiums, unique communities and culture, and amazing fans when the world comes to North America in four years."
From the original "United 2026" bid from the three nations, 60 games are set to be played in the United States, while Mexico and Canada will each get 10 matches.
Once the tournament reaches the quarterfinal stage, all remaining knockout round games will be held in the U.S.
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