• FIFA on Wednesday awarded the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Of the 80 matches, 60 are scheduled to be played in the US, with Canada and Mexico each set to host 10.
  • Canada and Mexico have already cemented their three host cities, while the US has revealed a list of 17 cities that will be cut down to 10.

North America on Wednesday won a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

The soccer tournament will be hosted by the US, Canada, and Mexico, with the US scheduled to host 60 of the 80 matches. FIFA plans to expand the number of teams to 48 from 32 for that tournament.

Canada and Mexico have already named three host cities each. Matches in Mexico are set to be played in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, while games in Canada are scheduled for play in Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton, according to Pro Soccer Talk.

The US has submitted 17 cities to host matches, but that list is to be narrowed down to 10 by 2021. Each US city would host at least five matches.

Some big-name cities also opted out of hosting, citing uncertainty over cost. They included Chicago, Minneapolis, and Tampa in the US and Vancouver in Canada.

Here are the cities that have been proposed to host matches:


New York (East Rutherford, NJ) — MetLife Stadium

Foto: source MetLife Stadium/Facebook

Capacity: 82,500

Year opened: 2010

Past World Cup experience: None


Los Angeles, CA (Pasadena) — Rose Bowl

Foto: source Jae C. Hong/AP

Capacity: 90,888

Year opened: 1922

Past World Cup experience: Hosted 1994 World Cup Final


Atlanta, GA — Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Foto: source AP Photo/David Goldman

Capacity: 71,000

Year opened: 2017

Past World Cup experience: none


Dallas, TX (Arlington) — AT&T Stadium

Foto: source Tony Gutierrez/AP

Capacity: 100,000

Year opened: 2009

Past World Cup experience: none


Washington, D.C. (Landover, MD) — FedEx Field

Foto: source Matt Hazlett/Getty

Capacity: 82,000

Year opened: 1997

Past World Cup experience: none


San Francisco, CA (Santa Clara) — Levi’s Stadium

Foto: source AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Capacity: 75,000

Year opened: 2014

Past World Cup experience: none


Boston, MA (Foxborough) — Gillette Stadium

Foto: source Stew Milne/AP

Capacity: 66,829

Year opened: 2002

Past World Cup experience: none


Philadelphia, PA — Lincoln Financial Field

Foto: source Michael Perez/AP

Capacity: 69,176

Year opened: 2003

Past World Cup experience: none


Miami, FL — Hard Rock Stadium

Foto: source Lynne Sladky/AP

Capacity: 65,326

Year opened: 1987

Past World Cup experience: none


Houston, TX — NRG Stadium

Foto: source David J. Phillip/AP

Capacity: 72,220

Year opened: 2002

Past World Cup experience: none


Seattle, WA — CenturyLink Field

Foto: source Matt Hayward/Getty

Capacity: 72,000

Year opened: 2002

Past World Cup experience: none


Denver, CO — Mile High Stadium

Foto: source Joe Mahoney/AP

Capacity: 76,125

Year opened: 2001

Past World Cup experience: none


Nashville, TN — Nissan Stadium

Foto: A proposed rendering of Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. source Nissan USA

Capacity: 69,143

Year opened: 1999

Past World Cup experience: none


Orlando, FL — Camping World Stadium

Foto: source Doug Benc/AP

Capacity: 65,194

Year opened: 1936

Past World Cup experience: 1994 World Cup (five matches)


Kansas City, MO — Arrowhead Stadium

Foto: source Charlie Riedel/AP

Capacity: 76, 416

Year opened: 1972

Past World Cup experience: none


Baltimore, MD — M&T Bank Stadium

Foto: source Patrick Semansky/AP

Capacity:71,008

Year opened: 1998

Past World Cup experience: none


Cincinnati, OH — Paul Brown Stadium

Foto: source Patrick Semansky/AP

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