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Nashville | 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: Nashville 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. Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – Nashville has the Nissan 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 Nashville has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.

State: Tennessee
City population: 692,587 (2018 est.)
Time zone: winter UTC-6 (EST), summer UTC-5 (EDT)
Altitude: 182 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 18.6 – 31.8 °C
Venue: Nissan Stadium
Seating capacity:

Nashville World Cup city – in brief

Nashville: it’s name almost synonymous to ‘music’. The historic music scene, and the great variety of it in this possible upcoming Host City, is renowned world-wide. Apart from being a ‘heart & soul’ base for music artists in every genre, and for country musicians in particular, Nashville is also aiming to become a hospitable World Cup Soccer Home in 2026. Nashville, the ‘Music City’, originates from the Revolutionary War, starting in 1775, then operating as an essential port on the Cumberland River. These days Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the State of Tennessee.

Nashville tourist hotspots

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

Nashville Sports & Soccer City

From 2019 onwards, Nashville has a soccer team competing in the MLS:, Nashville SC 2019. The SC has had many predecessors, like the Nashville FC in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) from 2013 to 2016. Other than soccer, this city also is home to the American Football Tennessee Titans in the National Football League (NFL) and the Ice Hockey club Nashville Predators in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Nissan Stadium has operated as a multi-purpose event and match base for several well attended international matches for both national (e.g. CONCACAF Gold Cup) and club teams.

Nashville team in MLS

Nashville SC.

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