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Announcement host cities 2026 World Cup on 16 June 2022

FIFA will announce the host cities of the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The FIFA World Cup 2026 will take place in Canada, Mexico and the United States and 23 candidate host cities hope to attend. The announcement of the 2026 World Cup cities will be made, subject to change, on June 16, 2022 in New York City starting at 5PM ET. The ceremony can be followed live on Fox Sports / FS1.

Three host countries, 48 participating countries, 80 matches (see also 2026 World Cup Schedule) and probably 16 final host cities. Spread across the United States (10 or 11 host cities), Canada (2 or 3) and Mexico (3 cities), as is the general expectation.

Announcement 2026 WC cities based on careful process

For all the candidate cities it is incredibly exciting to hear whether they are chosen to play an indispensable role during the 2026 World Cup finals. It has a major influence on the development of football in each particular city. And the level of pride in the elected 2026 World Cup cities will be enormous. But there is more. Attractive economic, tourism and financial windfalls may lie ahead thanks to the huge, global ‘city-football-city’ exposure.

In the interest of football
FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani points out that the World Football Association therefore carefully worked – and continues to do so – in the final selection. “Whatever the outcome, every announcement is made in the interest of football. We can only express our appreciation to all the cities and the three member associations for their great efforts and dedication to this process,” said Montagliani.

2026 FIFA World Cup Venue Announcement on Fox Sports 1 (FS1)

The announcement of the 2026 World Cup Host Cities can be followed live on FS1. The live broadcast on Thursday, June 16 starts at 5PM. In addition to English, the livestream can also be followed in Spanish as at the same time, Telemundo Deportes will provide the stream entitled ‘Rumbo al Mundial 2026: Ciudades sede’ on Universo, via fuboTV.

The list of candidates consists of 23 cities. It has been four years since FIFA received the United BID from the three countries USA, Canada and Mexico. The content can be found at 2026worldcupnorthamerica.com. There have been several changes to the candidacy over time, including late 2021 and early 2022, so very recently. Like in the United States; Washington, DC withdrew as a candidate, and there was the arrival of Los Angeles Inglewood with the SoFi Stadium. Washington, DC is now co-operating with Baltimore and its M&T Bank Stadium. In Canada, Montreal withdrew prematurely, after which Vancouver actually took that place with the BC Place Stadium.

Current list of candidate host cities

Ultimately, it leads to the following, most current list of contenders. In the United States these are, in alphabetical order:

United States 2026 World Cup

• Atlanta (Mercedes Benz Stadium)
• Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium)
• Boston (Gillette Stadium)
• Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium)
• Dallas (AT&T Stadium)
• Denver (Mile High Stadium)
• Houston (NRG Stadium)
• Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
• Los Angeles Pasadena (Rose Bowl)
• Los Angeles Inglewood (SoFi Stadium)
• Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
• Nashville (Nissan Stadium)
• New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)
• Orlando (Camping World Stadium)
• Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
• San Francisco Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
• Seattle (Lumen Field)

Canada 2026 World Cup

• Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium)
• Toronto (BMO Field)
• Vancouver (BC Place Stadium)

Mexico 2026 World Cup

• Guadalajara (Estadio Akron)
• Mexico City (Azteca Stadium)
• Monterrey (BBVA Bancomer Stadium)

Before the announcement of the 2026 World Cup cities, FIFA does not give any indications about the chances of any of the cities. Though, there do seem to be some obvious definitive 2026 World Cup cities. Think of the world-famous MetLife Stadium in New York, the most serious candidate for hosting the 2026 World Cup final. Or think of the former World Cup Host Cities from 1994, when the FIFA World Cup also took place in the United States. In other words, we are talking about Boston, Dallas, San Francisco and Orlando, plus Washington, DC which, as mentioned, is now co-candidate with Baltimore.

The final announcement of the 2026 World Cup Cities on Thursday, June 16, from 5PM will make it clear. From that moment on, there will only be (most probably) sixteen definitive 2026 World Cup cities. Follow the news via this 2026 World Cup website.

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