FIFA™ | United States of America, Canada & Mexico

2026 World Cup | USA Stadiums


The United States will provide 11 stadiums for the 2026 World Cup. Of the 16 Host Stadiums, a total of 5 are located in the other two host countries Mexico and Canada. On June 16, 2022, the 16 final match venues have been allocated.

Of the 80 update March 14, 2023: 104 games in the 2026 World Cup, 60 are scheduled to take place in the United States: 34 matches in the group stage, 12 in the round of 32 and 6 in the round of 16, in addition to the 4 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, the third-place playoffs and the final. This schedule is part of the original BID United and is subject to change. Update March 14, 2023: due to the change of format from sixteen pools of three to twelve pools of four, the original stadium division of the host nations will be changed. Now a total of 104 matches have to be distributed.

There is a chance that the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be awarded the opening match. One of the other contenders is the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The contending stadiums for the semifinals and finals are respectively the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, the MetLife Stadium in New York/New Jersey, pending a final decision. Click underneath for more information about the Host Venues in the USA. You will find more information on the locations, as well as descriptions and their most important, specific features.

Note: The above information is part of the BID United and is subject to change.

World Cup 2026 Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium listened to what the fans desired most, resulting in a fan first, world-class experience.

World Cup 2026 Boston

Gillette Stadium

The Gillette Stadium reflects the regional coastal heritage around a stylish lighthouse, bridge, and seascape.

World Cup 2026 Dallas

AT&T Stadium

The AT&T Stadium, one of the most expensive and luxurious stadiums ever, is very much looking forward to 2026.

World Cup 2026 Houston

NRG Stadium

Multifunctional NRG Stadium with retractable roof designed for impressive audio and visual presentations.

World Cup 2026 Kansas City

Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City
Top-notch: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. World Record holders of the loudest outdoor sports stadium.

World Cup 2026 Los Angeles Inglewood

SoFi Stadium

Los Angeles
An unprecedented and unparalleled sports and entertainment destination: the indoor-outdoor SoFi Stadium.

World Cup 2026 Miami

Hard Rock Stadium

The Hard Rock Stadium: the global entertainment destination that reflects the city’s dynamic, international culture.

World Cup 2026 New York

MetLife Stadium

New York/New Jersey
MetLife Stadium hosts the world’s biggest events on the world’s biggest stage, like the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 2026 Philadelphia

Lincoln Financial Field

In 2003, it opened with ManUnited – FC Barcelona. In 2026, Lincoln Financial Field is ready for the soccer World Cup.

World Cup 2026 San Francisco

Levi’s Stadium

San Francisco Bay Area
Levi’s Stadium is the premiere outdoor destination for sports and entertainment on the West Coast.

World Cup 2026 Seattle

Lumen Field

Hosting world class events has ever been the goal of ‘electric’ Lumen Field, one of the world’s loudest stadiums.

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World Cup Football Qualifiers North America, Central America, Caribbean

Qualification North America, Central America, Caribbean

In North America, Central America and the Caribbean, the FIFA qualifiers run from March 18, 2024 to November 18, 2025. Six, seven or eight of the 32 participating CONCACAF nations qualify, joining hosts USA, Canada and Mexico.

World Cup Football Qualifiers South America

FIFA World Cup football Qualification South America

In South America, the FIFA World Cup qualifiers run from September 7, 2023 to September 9, 2025. A total of 10 CONMEBOL nations participate. Six to seven South American countries will qualify. There is one single round.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Europe

FIFA World Cup football qualification Europe

In Europe, the qualifiers run from March 17, 2025 to March 31, 2026. A total of 55 (of 54) UEFA nations participate. Sixteen European countries will qualify. There is one group stage (Round 1), followed by the European play-offs.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Asia

FIFA World Cup football Qualification Asia

In Asia, the World Cup qualification runs from October 12, 2023 to November, 2025. A total of 46 AFC nations participate. Eight or nine Asian countries will qualify. There are three qualifying rounds, before the play-offs.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Africa

FIFA World Cup football Qualification Africa

In Africa, the World Cup football qualifiers run from November 13, 2023 to November 18, 2025. A total of 54 CAF nations participate. Nine or ten African countries will qualify. There are two qualification rounds.

World Cup Football Qualifiers Oceania

FIFA World Cup football Qualification Oceania

In Oceania, the FIFA qualifiers for the World Cup football run from September, 2024 to March, 2025. Eleven OFC nations participate. One or two Oceanic countries qualify. There are three qualification rounds.


Host Cities USA

The 2026 American Dream: the United States is one of the three hosts of the FIFA World Cup Soccer in North America. The USA is the host country with the most - eleven - host cities.

Host Cities Canada

With Vancouver, and Toronto, Canada has two host cities for the world's football finals in North America in 2026. Get more information about the characteristics of these exciting and diverse, dynamic cities.

Host Cities Mexico

With Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico has three candidate host cities for the World Cup in 2026. Each host with its specific ambience, history, attractions, hotspots and other features.

Stadiums USA

The United States will have eleven stadiums for the FIFA 2026 World Cup. Click for more information about these fantastic and modern venues in the USA, and which matches they will host.

Stadiums Canada

During the 2026 World Cup finals, these are the two venues in Canada: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, and BMO Field in Toronto. Find out more about these attractive Canadian stadiums.

Stadiums Mexico

In Mexico, the FIFA 2026 World Cup will take place in these stadiums: Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and the BBVA Bancomer Stadium in Monterrey.