FIFA Announces Host Stadiums for 2026 World Cup | Athletic Business

FIFA Announces Host Stadiums for 2026 World Cup

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The 11 U.S. sites for the 2026 FIFA World Cup have been selected, with Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Kansas City, Mo. picked as newcomers. Arlington, Texas; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Inglewood and Santa Clara, California, were the holdovers.

FIFA announced its selections on Tuesday, also naming three Mexican cities and two in Canada. This will be the first time the World Cup has been held with three co-hosts. 


According to the Associated Press, the selections included none of the nine stadiums used during the 1994 World Cup, with the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and Orlando's Camping World Stadium excluded for 2026. 

Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, which hosted the 1970 and '86 finals and will become the first stadium in three World Cups, was selected along with Guadalajara's Estadio Akron and Monterrey's Estadio BBVA.

Toronto's BMO Field and Vancouver, British Columbia's B.C. Place were picked while Edmonton, Alberta's Commonwealth Stadium was dropped.

The bid plan envisioned 60 games in the U.S., including all from the quarterfinals on, and 10 each in Mexico and Canada.

Specific sites for each round will be announced at a later date. 


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