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

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


Canada, Mexico and US to host 

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.

“We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup Host Cities on their outstanding commitment and passion,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said 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 Cup and Mexico was host in 1970 and 1986. 

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

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

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Bid book capacity: 87,157

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

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Bid book capacity: 92,967

Arrowhead Stadium | Kansas City | Capacity: 76,416

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Bid book capacity: 76,640

NRG Stadium | Houston | Capacity: 72,220

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta | Capacity: 71,000

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Bid book capacity: 75,000

SoFi Stadium | Los Angeles | Capacity: 70,240

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Could be expanded to 100,240

Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia | Capacity: 69,796

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Bid book capacity: 69,328

Lumen Field | Seattle | Capacity: 69,000

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

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Bid book capacity: 70,909

Gillette Stadium | Boston | Capacity: 65,878

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Bid book capacity: 70,000

Hard Rock Stadium | Miami | Capacity: 64,767

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Bid book capacity: 67,518

BC Place | Vancouver | Capacity: 54,500

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Estadio BBVA | Monterrey | Capacity: 53,500

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Bid book capacity: 53,460

Estadio Akron | Guadalajara | Capacity: 49,850

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Bid book capacity: 48,071

BMO Field | Toronto | Capacity: 30,000

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Expanding to 45,500 for tournament






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