Every Host Stadium For The 2026 World Cup

The 2026 Men’s World Cup host cities and stadiums have officially been announced

20 June 2022
Flicking attention ahead four years, and the 2026 Men’s World Cup host cities and stadiums have officially been announced. With 16 in total, there’s 11 venues in U.S., three in Mexico and two in Canada, and we’ve rounded them up in one place for you to check out.

1994 seems like a very long time ago, but the influence of the World Cup that year is still being felt in the United States today, particularly when you look at the growth of Major League Soccer. Now they’re set to get another tournament, only this time they’re set to share hosting duties with Canada and Mexico. The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament hosted by three nations and also the first that will expand to 48 teams in the competition. 60 games are set to be played in the United States, while Mexico and Canada will each get 10 matches. Once the tournament reaches the quarterfinal stage, all remaining knockout round games will be held in the U.S. So let’s take a look at each host stadium…


Name: MetLife Stadium

Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey

Capacity: 82,500

Trivia: Built in 2010, the stadium hosts the New York Giants and New York Jets. MetLife has also hosted plenty of “soccer”, including the 2016 Copa América final between Chile and Argentina.

Name: AT&T Stadium

Location: Dallas

Capacity: 80,000

Trivia: Usually reserved for NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, the record attendance at this place is actually 105,000

Name: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Location: Atlanta

Capacity: 71,041

Trivia: Opened in August 2017, it’s the home of both the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS side Atlanta United – a rare ground share on this list between football and soccer.

Name: SoFi Stadium

Location: Los Angeles

Capacity: 70,000 (expandable up to 100,240 for major events)

Trivia: Home of the NFL’s LA Rams and LA Chargers, the ground features a fixed roof, but will need work ahead of the 2026 World Cup, as the pitch is not currently big enough for a Soccer match.

Name: Lincoln Financial Field

Location: Philadelphia

Capacity: 67,594

Trivia: Known as simply "The Linc”, it’s the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, although it opened in 2003 with a match between Manchester United and Barcelona.

Name: Levi’s Stadium

Location: Santa Clara, California

Capacity: 68,500

Trivia: In July 2016, Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, converted 6,500 square feet (600 m2) of the green roof to an organically maintained rooftop farm, where it produces herbs, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, leafy greens and edible flowers, which are harvested for use in dishes served in the Stadium’s eateries.

Name: NRG Stadium

Location: Houston

Capacity: 72,220

Trivia: At night, the building appears to glow from within due to the stadium’s retractable fabric roof and expansive areas of glazing.

Name: Lumen Field

Location: Seattle

Capacity: 72,000

Trivia: One of a handful of soccer-specific stadiums to feature on this list, it is home to Seattle Sounders FC of MLS and OL Reign of the NWSL. Its record attendance currently stands at 69,274 for the 2019 MLS Cup.

Name: Hard Rock Stadium

Location: Miami

Capacity: 65,326

Trivia: Home of the Miami Dolphins, the stadium originally opened in 1987 and has hosted six Super Bowls. The grounds currently have a temporary racing circuit used for Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Name: Arrowhead Stadium

Location: Kansas City

Capacity: 76,416

Trivia: Known for being extremely loud and holds the Guinness World Record for noise level by a crowd at 142.2 decibels.

Name: Gillette Stadium

Location: Boston

Capacity: 65,878

Trivia: The second ground share between NFL and MLS, with New England Patriots rubbing shoulders with New England Revolution – although the former may hold sway; they’ve sold out every home game since moving to the stadium – preseason, regular season, and playoffs.


Name: BMO Field

Location: Toronto

Capacity: 30,000

Trivia: The smallest venue on the list, it is expected to expand to a 45,000 capacity by 2026. It is the home ground of MLS side Toronto FC.

Name: BC Place

Location: Vancouver

Capacity: 54,500

Trivia: Home of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, BC Place hosted multiple matches in the 2015 Women's World Cup, including the final.


Name: Estadio Azteca

Location: Mexico City

Capacity: 87,523

Trivia: Historic. Among numerous other things it was the location of the famous Argentina-England match that gave the world both Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal and Maradona’s “Goal of the Century” in the span of four minutes. Currently hosts home games of Club América, Cruz Azul and the Mexico national football team.

Name: Estadio Akron

Location: Guadalajara

Capacity: 48,071

Trivia: The iconic part of this stadium is its hill-like shape. Concrete shell cast on site was covered with 70,000 m2 of grass to create a dynamic and yet fluent connection with surrounding landscape.

Name: Estadio BBVA

Location: Monterrey

Capacity: 51,000

Trivia: Although referred to as being in Monterrey, the stadium actually stands in Guadalupe, and it boasts some breathtaking views of the Monumento Natural Cerro de la Silla – great if the action on the pitch is a bit flat.

And that's that. The countdown to kick-off is on...