2026 World Cup Host City: What to Know, How to Watch, Live Stream, USA, Mexico, Canada Location Announcements

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FIFA is preparing to name the host cities of the 2026 World Cup on Thursday, and as we get closer to the announcement, the picture is becoming a bit clearer as to who will host the cities as the cities range from Seattle to Kansas City. Announcement watch parties are arranged. The first World Cup will be with 48 teams, the host city being announced four years after FIFA selected the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the Games. There were 22 host cities to choose from this week, with between 10 and 12 US cities expected to be selected, along with the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto, Mexico’s Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterey. , According to Reuters.

For the United States, there are locks for hosting matches in Los Angeles and New York / New Jersey. LA owns the $ 5.5 billion SoFi Stadium that hosted the Super Bowl LVI, while New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium hosted the Copa Am فائنلrica final and has a number of games to compete.

The cities in dispute include Dallas, Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and the joint bid between Washington DC and Baltimore.

Here’s what to know:

Sports are expected in American cities.

  • Met Life Stadium in New York / New Jersey
  • Dallas AT&T Stadium
  • Los Angeles Sufi Stadium
  • Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Lincoln Financial Field of Philadelphia
  • San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium
  • Houston’s NRG Stadium
  • Seattle’s Lemonfield

Who else is in the race?

  • Kansas City Aerohead Stadium
  • M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore / Washington DC
  • Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium
  • Boston’s Gillette Stadium
  • Denver’s Empower Field
  • Orlando’s Camping World Stadium
  • Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium
  • Nashville (upcoming TBD)

How many games will there be in America and how many?

There will be 80 matches in this World Cup, which is 16 more than the current format of 64 matches. 60 matches will be played in USA in which every game from quarter final to final will be played on American soil.

How many games will each city host?

It remains to be seen, but the original proposal was to get at least five games for each. And with the field stretching to 48 teams, it looks like every American city will host at least one knockout stage match.

How to view the announcement

When: Thursday, June 15 | Time: 5 p.m. ET
Television: FS1 | River: fuboTV (Access now)