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FIFA reveal host cities for 2026 World Cup in US, Canada and Mexico

FIFA reveal 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup in United States, Canada and Mexico… with Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and the iconic Estadio Azteca in Mexico City among venues for expanded 48-team tournament

  • Matches will be played in 11 locations across America and two cities in Canada
  • Mexican fixtures to be staged in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey 
  • The expanded tournament in 2026 will be the first to feature 48 teams 

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 America: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

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.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino at the 2026 World Cup host city announcement on Thursday

The £4bn Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles which hosted the Super Bowl this year

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.

Cincinnati, Denver, Edmonton, Nashville, Orlando and Washington D.C/Baltimore were the candidate cities to miss out.

Selections were confirmed during a ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City, overseen by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

The iconic Estadio Azteca features among venues for the expanded 48-team tournament

WORLD CUP VENUES

Atlanta – Mercedes Benz stadium

Boston – Gilette Stadium

Dallas – AT&T Stadium

Guadalajara — Estadio Jalisco

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

 

‘We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup host cities on their outstanding commitment and passion,’ Infantino said in a statement.

‘Today is a historic day – for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, for Canada, the USA and Mexico who will put on the greatest show on Earth.

‘We look forward to working together with them to deliver what will be an unprecedented FIFA World Cup and a game-changer as we strive to make football truly global.’

North America will host the men’s World Cup for the first time in 32 years and a fourth occasion in total.

The United States staged the 1994 edition, won by Brazil, 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




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