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Location, stadiums, cities and dates

Location, stadiums, cities and dates

The 2026 World Cup will be held in three countries for the first time ever. 16 cities will welcome football fans from all over the world. Overview.

The 2022 World Cup was heavily criticized: human rights and the fact that more and more money was flowing into football in many countries were discussed. For some football fans, the World Cup atmosphere couldn't be more real. With all the themes besides football, some fans will likely be looking forward to the 2026 World Cup, which offers different circumstances. It is already clear where this will happen: North America.

The 2026 World Cup is scheduled to be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico

The 2026 World Cup will not be held in one country, but in three countries. This did not exist before. Availability of places United States of AmericaCanada and Mexico. The application was called “United 2026”. In June 2018, shortly before the start of the 2018 World Cup, the three countries were awarded the contract.

The exact schedule for the 2026 World Cup has not yet been determined. But what is clear is that it will not happen again in the winter, but rather will likely start in June 2026. However, there is also a big special feature: 48 countries will participate in the 2026 World Cup finals. In recent tournaments, the number of participants was limited to 32 participants. Due to the rules revolution, 80 matches will be played. So far there have been 64, as is the case in Qatar.

World Cup 2026: stadiums, cities and stadiums

Most of the 2026 World Cup matches will be held in the USA. Eleven of the 16 places are in the United States. Most of them are stadiums where American football is actually played. Two in Canada and three in Mexico. It is not yet clear which matches will be held in which stadium, and where the final match will be held. Places at a glance:

United States of America:

  • New York: MetLife Stadium
  • Los Angeles: Sophie's playground
  • Dallas: AT&T platform
  • Kansas City: Arrowhead Stadium
  • Houston: NRG Stadium
  • Atlanta: Mercedes Benz platform
  • Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field
  • Seattle: candle area
  • San Francisco: Levi platform
  • Boston: Gillette Stadium
  • Miami: Hard Rock Stadium


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  • vancouver: BC Place Stadium
  • toronto: BMW area


  • Mexico City: Aztec stadium
  • Monterey: BBVA Bankcomer Stadium
  • Guadalajara: Akron Stadium

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