2026 World Cup cities: Monterrey is a Mexican city hosting the World Cup in North America. The city in Mexico is (still officially being a candidate) part of the sixteen cities that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Monterrey, Nuevo León State, is one of the three Mexican cities that have made a stadium available – Monterrey has the BBVA Bancomer Stadium – in addition to three Canadian and (finally) ten U.S. host cities. Find here the most important information you will need, perhaps to visit the city in 2026. Information about buying tickets for this North 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 Monterrey has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.
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Mexico, Nuevo León State
City population: 1,109,171 (2015)
Time zone: winter UTC-6 (EST), summer UTC-5 (EDT)
Altitude: 540 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 22.0 – 34.2 °C
Venue: BBVA Bancomer Stadium
Monterrey World Cup city
Monterrey is the capital of the Mexican north-eastern state of Nuevo León. It is considered as a city with a high living standard and level of wealth, strongly influenced by the U.S. Cosmopolitan Monterrey is economically, commercially and industrially well developed, with much international trade taking place there. But the city is also rich in history, being the anchor to its huge metropolitan area, having its roots in the 1500’s, with picturesque, old-Spanish, influences. Monterrey is located in the Santa Catarina Valley, with the Saddle and Mitra Mountains making the atmosphere there even more dynamic and varying. The ‘Barrio Antiguo’ is the city’s historic quarter.
Monterrey tourist hotspots
Monterrey attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Monterrey, Mexico. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the BBVA Bancomer Stadium? These are the hotspots of Monterrey 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 Monterrey, 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 Monterrey. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Monterrey Tourism and Travel website.
Monterrey Sport & Soccer City
C.F. Monterrey (winner of several league titles, CONCACAF Champions League titles and Mexican national soccer cups Copa MX) and Tigres UANL (who also multiple winners of the Liga MX, as well as the Copa MX) are Monterrey’s two main professional soccer teams. Like Mexico City and Guadalajara, Monterrey has hosted the FIFA World Cup 1970. The Monterrey area is also the destination of the supporters of many other main sports, such as baseball and American Football. The newly built BBVA Bancomer Stadium is home to C.F. Monterrey.
Monterrey team in La Primera División de México (Liga MX)
C.F. Monterrey and Tigres UANL.