San Francisco | Host City World Cup 2026

World Cup 2026 San Francisco Bay Area

2026 World Cup cities: San Francisco (Bay Area) 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. San Francisco Bay Area, California, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – San Francisco has the Levi’s 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 San Francisco Bay Area has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.

State: California
City population San Francisco: 883,305 (2018 est.)
Time zone: winter UTC-8 (EST), summer UTC-7 (EDT)
Altitude: varies
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 11.6 – 19.2 °C
Venue: Levi’s Stadium
Seating capacity:

San Francisco World Cup city – in brief

San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose: these metropolitan areas form the San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California. Silicon Valley is part of this area, as well as the rolling to steep hills characterizing the skyline of San Francisco and the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. The ‘Bay Area’ is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Having a mild climate, although with relatively cool summers, and possessing exponents like Chinatown, Alcatraz, the Transamerica Pyramid and the historic cable cars, the San Francisco Bay Area has a recognizable appearance.

San Francisco (Bay Area) tourist hotspots

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

San Francisco Sports & Soccer City

In this region, many internationally high level sports events have taken place: from the 1994 Olympic Games to matches during the 1994 World Cup Soccer and from the 1999 Women’s World Cup Soccer to matches played at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America cups. Also many top soccer squads have played exhibition games in the Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. Furthermore, the San Jose Earthquakes are fighting in the MLS, already since the creation of the Major League Soccer, under the name of San Jose Clash. The ‘Bay Area’ also boasts multiple Super Bowls winners, the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, multiple World Series winners San Francisco Giants as well as the Oakland Athletics in the MLB and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA.

San Francisco team in MLS

San Jose Earthquakes.

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