2026 FIFA World Cup location set to be announced next month

The much-anticipated announcement will set the stage for the 2026 World Cup being co-hosted by the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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2026 World Cup will be the first with three co-hosts. FIFA selected the bid as joint host in June 2018.

有 22 total candidates bidding for their chance to host stage matches during the 48-team tournament

In line with the previous stages of the FIFA World Cup 2026 selection process, any announcement will be made in the best interests of football, taking into consideration the needs of all stakeholders involved, as we aim to lay the foundations for the tournament to be delivered successfully across all three countries,” FIFA vice-president and Concacaf president Victor Montagliani said in a release.

 The World Cup trophy is on display during a FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour event in Kuwait City, Kuwait, 可能 16, 2022.

The World Cup trophy is on display during a FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour event in Kuwait City, Kuwait, 可能 16, 2022. (Xinhua via Getty Images)

Seventeen 我们. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the bidding for the first 48-team World Cup, with the Los Angeles area submitting both SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, site of the 1994 World Cup final. Three stadiums each in Canada and Mexico are expected to be used.

The bid plan envisioned 16 total sites for the tournament. FIFA targeted mid-May for announcing site selections, and then pushed that back a month.

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Sixty games are to be played in the U.S., including all from the quarterfinals on. Canada and Mexico are to host 10 games each.

During the past months we have had open exchanges with the candidate host cities on a number of different topics. We are very thankful and impressed by how dedicated and innovative they all are,” Colin Smith, FIFA’s chief tournaments and events officer, 说过.

The host cities will be absolutely key to ensuring the successful delivery of the competition. We look forward to working with them to deliver what will undoubtedly be the largest FIFA World Cup in history.

A man works on the pitch of the Lusail Stadium, the 80,000-capacity venue which will host the FIFA World Cup final in December, on the outskirts of Qatar's capital Doha on March 28, 2022.

A man works on the pitch of the Lusail Stadium, the 80,000-capacity venue which will host the FIFA World Cup final in December, on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha on March 28, 2022. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

芝加哥, Minneapolis and Arizona dropped out in March 2018 because of what city officials said were burdensome financial demands by FIFA. 当时, 夏洛特, 北卡罗来纳; 拉斯维加斯; 盐湖城; and Tampa, 佛罗里达, were cut.

FedEx Field in Landover, 马里兰州, withdrew in April.

Montreal dropped out last August after the Quebec provincial government withdrew its support. It was replaced in April by Vancouver, 不列颠哥伦比亚省, which made an initial bid in 2017, then said in March 2018 that it had been rejected because it refused to comply with FIFA’s requirements that include tax waivers and putting agreements under Swiss law.

The remaining areas and stadiums:

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View of Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders on field during preseason game vs Houston Texans at AT&安培;T Stadium.

View of Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders on field during preseason game vs Houston Texans at AT&安培;T Stadium. (Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

  • 亚特兰大 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • 波斯顿 – Gillette Stadium
  • 辛辛那提 – Paul Brown Stadium
  • 达拉斯 – 在&T Stadium
  • 丹佛 – Empower Field at Mile High
  • 休斯顿 – NRG Stadium
  • 堪萨斯城 – Arrowhead Stadium
  • 天使 – Rose Bowl and SoFi Stadium
  • 迈阿密 – Hard Rock Stadium
  • 纳什维尔 – Nissan Stadium
  • New York/New JerseyMetLife Stadium
  • 奥兰多 – Camping World Stadium
  • 费城 – Lincoln Financial Field
  • 旧金山 – Levi’s Stadium
  • 西雅图 – Lumen Field
  • Washington DC/Baltimore – 中号&T Bank Stadium

CANADA

  • EdmontonCommonwealth Stadium
  • 多伦多 – BMO Field
  • VancouverBC Place

MEXICO

  • 瓜达拉哈拉 – Estadio Akron
  • 墨西哥城 – Estadio Azteca
  • MonterreyEstadio BBVA

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