Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 regions are still in bidding for the 48-team World Cup, with the Los Angeles area submitting both the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the site of the 1994 World Cup Final. Three stadiums each in Canada are expected to be used. and Mexico.
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The bidding plan envisaged 16 total locations for the tournament. FIFA had targeted mid-May to announce the positioning, and then postponed that for a month.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first to feature three hosts. FIFA selected the show as co-host in June 2018.
Sixty matches will be played in the United States, including all quarter-final matches onwards. Canada and Mexico host 10 matches each.
Chicago, Minneapolis and Arizona withdrew in March 2018 due to what city officials said were onerous financial demands by FIFA. At that time, Charlotte, North Carolina; Las vigas; Salt Lake City; And Tampa, Florida was cut short.
FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, pulled out in April.
Montreal withdrew last August after the Quebec provincial government withdrew its support. It was replaced in April by Vancouver, British Columbia, which made an initial offer in 2017, then said in March 2018 that it had been rejected because it refused to comply with FIFA requirements that include tax breaks and status of agreements under Swiss law.
The rest of the spaces and playgrounds:
United States of America
Arlington, Texas, AT&T Stadium; Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium; Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium; Cincinnati, Paul Brown Stadium; Denver, Empower Field at Mile High; East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium; Foxboro, Massachusetts, Gillette Stadium; Houston, NRG Stadium; Englewood, CA, SoFi Stadium; Kansas City, Missouri, Arrowhead Stadium; Miami Gardens, Florida, Hard Rock Stadium; Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium; Orlando, Florida, Camping World Stadium; Pasadena, CA, Rose Bowl; Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field; Santa Clara, California, Levi’s Playground; Seattle, Lumen Field.
Edmonton, Alberta, Commonwealth Stadium; Toronto, BMO Stadium; Vancouver, B.C. Place.
Guadalajara, Akron Stadium; Mexico City, Azteca Stadium; Monterey, BBVA Stadium.