SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be hosting the prestigious FIFA World Cup 2026. L.A., San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Kansas City and Seattle were on the list of 11 U.S. host cities announced during a live television broadcast in New York last week. These cities will be live broadcasting matches featuring the 48 teams (an increase from the usual 32 teams), which we also unveiled in the announcement.
Your #FIFAWorldCup 2026 Host Cities:
🇺🇸New York / New Jersey
🇺🇸San Francisco Bay Area
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2022
This marks the most transparent and extensive bidding process in football history as well as the first time three nations host the games. FIFA’s new process follows a commitment to benefit all stakeholders involved and create more opportunities for the entire football community.
“We congratulate the 16 FIFA World Cup Host Cities on their outstanding commitment and passion. Today is a historic day – for everyone in those cities and states, for FIFA, for Canada, the USA and Mexico who will put on the greatest show on Earth. We look forward to working together with them to deliver what will be an unprecedented FIFA World Cup and a game-changer as we strive to make football truly global,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
There will be 16 host cities in total: 11 in the U.S., 3 in Mexico and 2 in Canada. A total of 60 matches will be played in the U.S., with up to 6 in each city. While the announcement has confirmed host cities and the participating teams, securing the locations for the biggest matches of the competition is yet to be confirmed. Fingers crossed, L.A. might be the spot for FIFA’s final game and that the new LAX trains will be running smoothly by then.