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Cincinnati former candidate, not selected as 2026 World Cup host city

Update June 16, 2022: not selected as 2026 World Cup host city

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2026 World Cup cities: Cincinnati is a U.S. city hosting the World Cup in North America. The city in the USA is (possibly, being a candidate) part of the sixteen cities that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – Cincinnati has the Paul Brown Stadium – in addition to three Canadian and three Mexican host cities. Find here the most important information you will need, perhaps to visit the city in 2026. Information about buying tickets for this American World Cup Soccer city of play. Info about the time zone, tourist attractions, typical characteristics in the field of sports, football and culture. And more about what Cincinnati has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.

State: Ohio
City population: 302,605 (2018 est.)
Time zone: winter UTC-5 (EST), summer UTC-4 (EDT)
Altitude: 147 – 293 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: between 22 – 24 °C
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium
Seating capacity:

Cincinnati World Cup city – in short

Cincinnati, the third-largest city in the State of Ohio, was settled in 1788 and is located where the Licking and Ohio rivers confluence. The city is the main part of the Cincinnati metropole, an economic superpower in the Mid-West of the United States. This Candidate Host City for the World Cup soccer in 2026 serves as the perfect bridge between travelling in and discovering much more of the United States. From this city, the majority part of the U.S. population is accessible within a one day drive or a one-hour flight.

Cincinnati tourist hotspots

Cincinnati attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Cincinnati, USA. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the Paul Brown Stadium? These are the hotspots of Cincinnati that, around the World Cup match, make your trip, visit and stay in the city even more fantastic.

See these tips with museums, parks, shopping centers, events, galleries, historical, cultural and/or musical experiences and other places of interest. They can be experienced in Cincinnati, host of the World Cup 2026. The best attractions and the best things to do? Find here the best hotels, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, entertainment and activities to do in Cincinnati. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Cincinnati Tourism and Travel website.

Cincinnati Sports & Soccer City

This sports town is proud of its Cincinnati Reds (MLB, baseball) and its Cincinnati Bengals (NFL, American Football) teams. FC Cincinnati plays in the USL Championship, the second soccer league of the USA. Having a strong sporting background, a huge amount of fans and working with dedication on the development of its youth soccer players, the city aims to become part of the Major League Soccer in the future.

Cincinnati team in MLS

Currently there’s no MLS soccer team based in Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati plays in the second division; the USL Championship.

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