2026 World Cup cities: Seattle 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. Seattle, Washington, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – Seattle has the CenturyLink Field – 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 Seattle has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.
City population: 744,955 (2018 est.)
Time zone: winter UTC-8 (EST), summer UTC-7 (EDT)
Altitude: 53 – 158 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 11.1 – 24.3 °C
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Seattle World Cup city – in brief
This seaport city, founded in 1869, is one of the greenest, environmentally conscious, cities in de U.S. With a rich history of timber and Gold trade, as well as shipbuilding, Seattle today is appreciated for its biomedical industry. Located at the West Coast (Pacific Northwest) of the USA, Seattle has several attractions, such as the iconic Space Needle (take a touristic ride to the top), Pike Place Market (which includes a large farmers’ market and is famous for its live fresh fish throwing) and the Seattle Waterfront (with the nearby Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Art Museum). A must see and must be are also Pioneer Square and the Smith Tower, the latter with an observation deck on the 35th-floor.
Seattle tourist hotspots
Seattle attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Seattle, USA. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the CenturyLink Field stadium? These are the hotspots of Seattle 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 Seattle, 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 Seattle. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Seattle Tourism and Travel website.
Seattle Sports & Soccer City
Seattle is familiar with the North American Soccer League, the United Soccer League as well as with the MLS. The current Candidate Host Venue ‘CenturyLink Field’ opened in 2002, and named Qwest Field at the time. The venue has been host for the MLS Cup, the national soccer cup which (in 2016) came into the possession of Seattle’s home team, Seattle Sounders FC, who are still members of the MLS.
Seattle team in MLS
Seattle Sounders FC.