FIFA has selected eleven US host cities, three Mexican host cities, and two Canadian cities to host the 2026 World Cup.
In the USA the host cities are New York/East Rutherford, N.J. with games played at MetLife Stadium (capacity 82,500), Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field (capacity 69,796); Boston/Foxborough at Gillette Stadium (capacity 65,878); Miami at Hard Rock Stadium (capacity64,767); Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (capacity 71,000 with a roof); Houston at NRG Stadium (72,220 with a roof); Dallas at AT&T Stadium (capacity 80,000 with a roof); Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium (capacity 76,416); Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium (capacity 70,240); San Francisco/Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium (capacity 68,500); and Seattle at Lumen Field (capacity 69,000).
In Mexico, the three expected host cities materialized: Mexico City at the Azteca Stadium (capacity 87,523), Guadalajara at Estadio Akron (capacity 49,850), and Monterrey at Estadio BBVA (capacity 53,500). In Canada, the two chosen host cities were Toronto at BMO Field (capacity 30-45,000) and Vancouver at BC Place (capacity 54,500 and with a roof).
When the cup comes to the USA, FIFA will be attempting to reduce team travel by grouping countries and venues by region. Similarly, the bid document suggested to FIFA that as the tourney progressed into the knockout stage there would be a flow of games from West to East, with semifinals in Atlanta and Dallas and a proposed final in New York. Though FIFA will determine which cities get what games, the initial regional setup was accepted.
Even though not all host cities would seem to strictly fall into the chosen geographic regions, the decision was: EAST: Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York. CENTRAL: Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Monterrey, Mexico, and Mexico City. WEST: Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Guadalajara, Mexico.
Broadcast rights in the USA went to Fox and Telemundo, in Mexico to TUDN and TV Azteca, and in Canada to CTV, TSN, and RDS.
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