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Denver | 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: Denver 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. Denver, Colorado, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – Denver has the Mile High 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 Denver has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.

State: Colorado
City population: 1,197,816 (2018 est.)
Time zone: winter UTC-7 (EST), summer UTC-6 (EDT)
Altitude: 1,564–1,734 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: between 11.3 – 31.9 °C
Venue: Mile High Stadium
Seating capacity:

Denver World Cup city – in brief

Denver is the capital of Colorado and the largest town in the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed The Mile High City, as the city is located at an altitude of almost exactly one mile above sea level. Denver was established as a mining town in 1858, during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush.

Denver tourist hotspots

Denver attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Denver, USA. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the Mile High Stadium? These are the hotspots of Denver 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 Denver, 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 Denver. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Denver Tourism and Travel website.

Denver Sports & Soccer City

Denver is definitely a sports town, having seven professional teams in all major sports. The city is familiar with staging appealing sports events, such as Major League All-Star Games, the World Series and tens of soccer matches, on the highest national and international levels. Examples are matches in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, and performances of the Men’s and Women’s national teams. Football is a very popular, even the most popular sport in its (Rocky Mountain) Area.

Denver team in MLS

Denver itself does not host a team in the Major Soccer League, The Colorado Rapids however partake in the highest American football competition.

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