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Jul 19, 2022

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FIFA announces host cities for World Cup 2026 – 16 stadiums chosenfootball world cup

On Thursday,FIFA announced the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America at a live event in New York. The United States will host the bulk of the tournament with 11 host cities being selected. Mexico will have three host cities and Canada two. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first edition with 48 teams and three host countries. Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium will become the first venue in the world to take part in three World Cups.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup All stadiums at a glance

“We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup Host Cities on their outstanding commitment and passion,” FIFA president Gianni Infantinosaid in a statement released by the federation. “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.”

For Canada, it will be the first time that the country has hosted a men’s World Cup. The country, however, successfully hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the city of Vancouver, in particular, has a strong history of hosting international events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics. The United States, in the meantime, hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cupand Mexico was host in1970 and1986.

World Cup 1994 The tournament at a glance

The 2026 FIFA World Cup host cities are as follows:

Canada – Toronto, Vancouver

Mexico – Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara

USA – Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, New York/New Jersey

From Atlanta to Vancouver – 2026 FIFA World Cup stadiums sorted by size Estadio Azteca | Mexico City | Capacity: 87,523 &copyimago images


MetLife Stadium | New York/New Jersey | Capacity: 82,500 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 87,157


AT&T Stadium | Arlington | Capacity: 80,000 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 92,967


Arrowhead Stadium | Kansas City | Capacity: 76,416 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 76,640


NRG Stadium | Houston | Capacity: 72,220 &copyimago images


Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta | Capacity: 71,000 &copyAtlanta United Photos

Bid book capacity: 75,000


SoFi Stadium | Los Angeles | Capacity: 70,240 &copyimago images

Could be expanded to 100,240


Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia | Capacity: 69,796 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 69,328


Lumen Field | Seattle | Capacity: 69,000 &copyimago images


Levi’s Stadium | Santa Clara | Capacity: 68,500 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 70,909


Gillette Stadium | Boston | Capacity: 65,878 &copyNew England Revolution

Bid book capacity: 70,000


Hard Rock Stadium | Miami | Capacity: 64,767 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 67,518


BC Place | Vancouver | Capacity: 54,500 &copyimago images


Estadio BBVA | Monterrey | Capacity: 53,500 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 53,460


Estadio Akron | Guadalajara | Capacity: 49,850 &copyimago images

Bid book capacity: 48,071


BMO Field | Toronto | Capacity: 30,000 &copyimago images

Expanding to 45,500 for tournament


FIFA announces host cities for World Cup 2026 – 16 stadiums chosen