World Cup 2026: What are the host cities in USA, Mexico and Canada going to be?

On Wednesday morning in Moscow, the 2026 World Cup hosting bid was awarded to a joint-bid by United States, Mexico and Canada. It's the third time a men's World Cup game will be played on Mexican soil; the United States will become the sixth country to host twice; Canada will become the fifth to host both men's and women's tournaments. The North American bid, known as the United 2026 bid, beat out Morocco, 134 to 65 votes. 

The countdown is officially underway, with just over 2,900 days until the start of the 2026 World Cup, it's never to early to start planning if you want to attend some of the matches. The tournament field is expanding to 48 teams, which means there will be 80 games in all, with 60 of them in the United States, while Mexico and Canada split the other 20. 

The quarterfinals through the final will all be played in the United States, with Mexico and Canada having some group stage matches and possibly round of 16 games. The World Cup final is expected to take place at MetLife Stadium, according to the United 2026 bid, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

What other cities will be hosting the games? We know the cities that will be hosting in Canada and Mexico, while there is a 17-city list of American cities that will be cut down to 10 in the coming years. 

Here are the potential host cities and venues for the 2026 World Cup: 

United States (10 to be selected)

  • Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium): Capacity: 71,000
  • Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium): Capacity: 71,006
  • Boston (Gillette Stadium): Capacity: 65,878 (Expandable to 70,000)   
  • Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium): Capacity: 65,515 (Expandable to 67,402) 
  • Dallas (AT&T Stadium): Capacity: 80,000 
  • Denver (Sports Authority Field at Mile High): Capacity: 76,125 (Expandable to 77,595)  
  • Houston (NRG Stadium): Capacity: 71,795 (Expandable to 72,220) 
  • Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium): Capacity: 76,416
  • Los Angeles (Rose Bowl): Capacity: 92,000 
  • Miami (Hard Rock Stadium): Capacity: 64,767 (Expandable to 67,518) 
  • Nashville (Nissan Stadium): Capacity: 69,143 (Expandable to 75,000)   
  • New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium): Capacity: 82,500 (Expandable to 87,157)  
  • Orlando (Camping World Stadium): Capacity: 60,219 (Expandable to 65,000)
  • Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field): Capacity: 69,176 (Expandable to 69,328)  
  • San Francisco (Levi's Stadium): Capacity: 68,500 (Expandable to 75,000)
  • Seattle (CenturyLink Field): Capacity: 69,000 (Expandable to 72,000)
  • Washington, D.C. (FedExField): Capacity: 82,000 

Mexico (3 venues)

  • Guadalajara (Estadio Akron): Capacity: 46,232 (Expandable to 48,071)
  • Mexico City (Estadio Azteca): Capacity: 87,523
  • Monterrey (Estadio BBVA Bancomer): Capacity: 53,500

Canada (3 venues)

  • Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium): Capacity: 56,302
  • Montreal (Olympic Stadium): Capacity: 61,004 (Expandable to 73,000)
  • Toronto (BMO Field): Capacity: 30,000 (Expandable to 45,500)  

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