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2026 World Cup cities revealed

2026 World Cup cities revealed

There are 23 candidates vying for the 2026 World Cup cities to be revealed. We do not know how many cities FIFA plans to use during the World Cup from the 23 remaining in the mix.

Coverage of the reveal is live on FS1 in English and Universo in Spanish at 5 p.m. ET.

Entering the reveal, the understanding is there will be two Canadian cities, three Mexican cities and 11 from the United States. In total, that mans the 16 cities involved sets a record for the most cities used in one World Cup. Similarly, this is the most spread-out World Cup in the history of the tournament. This is the first-ever World Cup that has three countries putting together a joint-hosted World Cup. Plus, it is just the second joint tournament in history after Japan and South Korea in 2002.

Consequently, there are more teams involved in this tournament than ever before. Forty-eight nations make the trip out to the United States, Mexico and Canada for the tournament come the summer of 2026. Here are the potential cities they will be in for that monthlong celebration.

CanadaUnited StatesMexico
Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium)Los Angeles (Rose Bowl, SoFi Stadium)Mexico City (Estadio Azteca)
Vancouver (BC Place)New York City (MetLife Stadium)Monterrey (Estadio BBVA)
Toronto (BMO Field)Dallas (AT&T Stadium)Guadalajara (Estadio Akron)
Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
Denver (Empower Field at Mile High)
Houston (NRG Stadium)
Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium)
Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Stadium)
Nashville (Nissan Stadium)
Seattle (Lumen Field)
San Francisco (Levi’s Stadium)
Boston (Gillette Stadium)
Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium)
Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
Orlando (Camping World Stadium)

Vote on which cities YOU think deserve to be the hosts for the World Cup. You can select 16 using the World Soccer Talk poll.

Live reaction to 2026 World Cup cities reveal

5:46 p.m.

Here are my biggest misses on host cities for the World Cup. Denver seemed like a good bridge for the World Cup from west to east. Orlando had some sentimental value, but perhaps FIFA could not do Orlando, Miami and Atlanta in close proximity.


5:45 p.m.

Christian Pulisic of the United States up next in the interview circle. The Hershey, PA, native will get to play in Philadelphia. It is just two hours between the two cities.

Pulisic says the squad is confident in the USMNT ahead of Qatar 2022. Had to see that kind of question coming, despite the purpose of the program.


5:41 p.m.

Boston in, Orlando, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Nashville out. Pretty shocking. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of Gillette Stadium being in. A great American football stadium, but it does not seem overly suited for soccer, no disrespect to the New England Revolution.

Orlando, which had Camping World Stadium host games during the 1994 World Cup, is out. Therefore, only the Estadio Azteca has previous experience hosting World Cup games.


5:40 p.m.

Gianni Infantino is the one to announce the east region for the 2026 World Cup:

  • Toronto, OT, Canada – BMO Field
  • Boston, MA, USA – Gillette Stadium
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA – Lincoln Financial Stadium
  • Miami, FL, USA – Hard Rock Stadium
  • New York City, NY/NJ – MetLife Stadium

5:37 p.m.

Hirving Lozano joins Andres Cantor (who does a live translation while interviewing Lozano). Like Osorio, Lozano mentions the honor of hosting the World Cup.

There have been many references to how Mexico is the only country to host the World Cup three times (1970, 1986 and now 2026). Fair enough on that end, it is a remarkable achievement compared to the countries like Brazil, Germany or Italy.


5:35 p.m.

Not too many surprises in this one. Perhaps Houston is the biggest surprise. Two venues in Texas seems like a lot. That being said, it is one of the most-populated states in the country.

This also confirms that there will only be two Canadian cities, as Edmonton would have been in the central region.

Kansas City should also be a great venue at Arrowhead Stadium, which is one of the louder NFL stadiums.


5:35 p.m.

Becky G will be the one to announce the cities for the central region. Here are the cities in the central region:

  • Kansas City, MO, USA – Arrowhead Stadium
  • Dallas, TX, USA – AT&T Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA, USA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Houston, TX, USA – NRG Stadium
  • Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio BBVA
  • Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azteca

5:30 p.m.

Jonathan Osorio, a midfielder for Canada, talks about what it means for the World Cup to come to Vancouver.

“It will be something similar to how the World Cup in 1994 spurred the growth of the sport in [the U.S.].”


5:27 p.m.

The first shock of the day has to be the selection for Los Angeles. It is not a surprise to see the city selected, but the Rose Bowl, which hosted the Final in 1994, is not the venue selected. Instead, the multi-billion dollar facility which hosted the most recent Super Bowl is the venue from the City of Angels.


5:25 p.m.

Here are the host cities coming from the western region for the World Cup:

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada – BC Place
  • Seattle, WA, USA – Lumen Field
  • San Francisco / Bay Area, CA – Levi’s Stadium
  • Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
  • Guadalajara, Mexico – Estadio Akron

5:23 p.m.

Gianni Infantino is in studio to reveal the host cities. The reveal comes in three regions: West, Central and East.

Infantino first talks about his expectations for the 2026 World Cup.

“It will be huge, it will be fantastic. There will be millions of people coming. It will create something incredible for this part of the world.”

He also touches on the bump to 48 teams. Infantino says it gives more players a chance to reach for the stars.


5:19 p.m.

Not quite the moment, yet. However, Ana Jurka from Telemundo Deportes is joined by Rob Stone from FOX Sports for the joint announcement of the venues. We also hear from Andres Cantor, the main voice for soccer on Telemundo.

Plus, for the second time, we see the moment the United Bid won the hosting role for the World Cup.


5:12 p.m.

Even though you may be watching or following to see what the World Cup cities are for 2026, you get a preview of the 2022 World Cup and the United States outlook.

We will also hear from Christian Pulisic on his thoughts likely about the 2022 World Cup and what happens in the reveal.


5:05 p.m.

As FOX goes through the traditional ‘pregame’ festivities, it is something to note that FOX and FS1 is the home of many of the major international competitions. CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and UEFA all have their major international competitions on the FOX family of networks.


5 p.m.

Underway for the 2026 World Cup cities reveal! With two different languages used for the host locations in this World Cup, it should be interesting to see how FS1 and Telemundo Deportes announce the cities.

FOX calling the 2026 World Cup THE greatest World Cup of all time. It all starts with the cities.


4:56 p.m.

It feels like this day has been a long time in the waiting for American soccer fans. The second men’s World Cup in the United States and the first in North America since that tournament in 1994, more cities are involved in this tournament than ever before.

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is still about a half-year away, so this shapes up for some of the biggest soccer news and debate for the summer.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Roberto

    June 17, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    I just read a very interesting article in today’s Fiver. It talks about how FIFA has all the expenses covered by the host cities or country federations, while they walk away with all the profits. An estimate is that they will gain about 10 BILLION dollars.
    Being the upstanding organization that FIFA is known for, you can count on the money being used for good causes, right?

  2. Roberto

    June 17, 2022 at 9:58 am

    So many of the stadiums chosen are for NFL football. The newer ones will be okay along as the grass holds up.
    The older ones will be hard on the players and spectators being open bowls. Bank of America stadium in Charlotte was not chosen, last week at game time it was 86 degrees. Tomorrow it will be 90. Do not know why the games there are not at 8pm.
    So, Arrowhead and a couple of others will be terrible unless the games are played at night. FIFA whats the big bucks, so the games will be played for the best audience not for the comfort (safety) of those at the games.

    • Yespage

      June 17, 2022 at 10:47 am

      Yes, because they are large and they can get filled for more money.

    • Mercator

      June 17, 2022 at 12:24 pm

      Most of the world is ahead of the US, not behind, so evening kickoffs are the dead of night in Europe, Africa and Middle East, and Early AM in Asia. They will probably do early kickoffs to the extent possible, particularly the Western cities. Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, LA, are all domed and climate controlled. That really just leaves Miami, KC and Mexico as open air and warm – Miami is worth it and fans know what they are signing up for, KC and Mexico are a mistake but the heat isn’t that big a deal – Japan, Italy, Mexico even France all get hot in the summer and have hosted in the past. The bigger issue will probably be the fan zones – tens of thousands of europeans drinking outdoors in Texas or Florida in July is going to be devastating.

      • locofooty

        June 17, 2022 at 1:30 pm

        deva$tating lol. That’s gonna be lots of beer to quench the thirst.

  3. cmasia

    June 17, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Always great to see a Fansler “article” which buries the lede.

    I guess I’ll find the locations somewhere else.

    • Christopher Harris

      June 17, 2022 at 7:54 am

      It was a live blog, so the opening paragraphs were written before the announcement. And then the live blog section of the article has the minute by minute commentary, including the locations announced.

      • Azer

        June 17, 2022 at 1:52 pm

        Is anyone talking about crime in those Cities, and how it might affect the millions of fans coming to Town to watch the games. considering what is happening in those Cities these days. Who is going to protect them?
        Baltimore, Philadelphia are 3rd world Cities who are recording record murder rates.
        I’m sure walking around Kabul in Afghanistan is a lot safer than Baltimore.

  4. Wootwoot

    June 16, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Lol Mexico and Canada??? Really.

    • locofooty

      June 17, 2022 at 1:31 pm

      Get used to it. Spain/Portugal, Argentina/Uruguay/Chile/Paraguay are bidding for 2030.

  5. Mercator

    June 16, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, a nearly perfect selection (Denver instead of KC would have been my choice, but the rest is exactly right). They are even ditching the Rose Bowl in favor of SoFi stadium! Hopefully DC will learn from this and get it’s act together going forward, Fedex is a disgrace and its an embarrassment the national capital doesn’t have the infrastructure to participate in an event like this.

    • Rich

      June 16, 2022 at 6:38 pm

      Foxboro is just as far from Boston as the Ravens stadium is from DC. Yet there is nothing in Foxboro except the stadium. There are trains that run from downtown DC right up to the stadium in BMore. It doesn’t make any sense.

      • Mercator

        June 16, 2022 at 6:51 pm

        Kraft. He was a big part of the entire US bid, of course he was going to guarantee FIFA selected Boston despite it’s issues. DC didn’t do itself any favors by switching mid-bid either.

        • Rich

          June 16, 2022 at 7:07 pm

          True about Kraft but BOS still shouldn’t have gotten in over Wash. DC didn’t have a choice on changing the sgtructure of the bid because they didn’t have a stadium.

  6. Rich

    June 16, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Boston over DC/Baltimore is questionable at the very least.

    • Yespage

      June 17, 2022 at 10:46 am

      Soccer is a big deal in Massachusetts.

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