Update June 16, 2022: Pasadena, Rose Bowl not selected as World Cup host.
Instead: Los Angeles / SoFi Stadium is one of the eleven US 2026 host cities.
2026 World Cup cities: Los Angeles 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. Los Angeles, California, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – L.A. has even two, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena as well as the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood – 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 Los Angeles has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.
City population: 3,990,456 (2018 est.)
Time zone: winter UTC-8 (EST), summer UTC-7 (EDT)
Altitude: 0- 1,547 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 15.7 – 28.4 °C
Venue: Rose Bowl & SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles World Cup city – in brief
The City of Los Angeles (better known as L.A.) in the State of California, is, with roughly 4 million people living in its boundaries, an extremely populous city. Only two Candidate Host Cities are bigger: New York City and Mexico City. Located in Southern California, cosmopolitan Los Angeles is attractive for people, having a Mediterranean climate, its famous entertainment and movie industries (Hollywood) and its great diversity of inhabitants and their ethnic roots from all over the world. With regard to 2026, this possible host of the FIFA World Cup can also discern itself on the fundaments of its foundation in 1769, by Spanish explorers.
Los Angeles tourist hotspots
L.A. attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Los Angeles, USA. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the Rose Bowl? These are the hotspots of Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Los Angeles Tourism and Travel website.
L.A. Sport & Soccer City
Los Angeles: the name of this city is inseparably connected to, and associated with, no less than three Olympic Games, in the years 1932 and 1984 and the upcoming Olympic Games of 2028. Also many American Football Super Bowls finals have been staged in L.A., in either the Rose Bowl or in the Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles has a U.S. record of seven teams in the major American sports leagues: the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Rams (NFL), Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) and the Los Angeles Kings (NHL). ‘Hollywood City’ also has a very respectable amount of two teams playing in the MLS; the Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC teams. L.A. is also proud of its super stadium, the Rose Bowl. It has been the central place for impressive games, amongst which the FIFA World Cup 1994 and the Women’s World Cup 1999 Finals.
Los Angeles teams in MLS
Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC