A total of 17 stadiums in 16 metropolitan areas fought to be on the final list of the 11 venues that will host the games in the United States for the first contest with 48 selections participants, and which will have Mexico Y Canada as co-hosts.
The first cities chosen were those in the western part of the region: Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Guadalajara. Then, the ceremony continued with the announcement of the venues in the central area: Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Monterrey and Mexico City. Finally, the rest of the destinations that will receive the most coveted event in the world belong to the eastern sector of the football map: Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and New York/New Jersey.
“I think it’s a very nice thing for Mexico to have its third World Cup. It is very important for the fans, because It will be the first country in history to be able to achieve it.. The three venues will be great, because soccer in Mexico is lived in a very particular way”, slipped the chucky Lushidol of the team led by Gerard Martin.
The country of stars and stripes will host 60 of the 80 matches, including all commitments from the quarterfinals. In this way, the MetLife in East Rutherford, NJ It will be one of the main places where the protagonists will seek to climb to the top of the planet. In addition, they will be highlighted Mercedes Benz of Atlanta; the NRG of houston; the Arrowhead of Kansas City; the hard-rock of Miami; the Lincoln Financial Field of Philadelphia and the LumenField of Seattle.
“This country has more than 17 cities capable of hosting the World Cup, and it was sad for those that were ruled out“, said Andrew Singerthe commentator of Telemundo who has broadcast every tournament since 1990 and participated in the announcement of the venues. “But I don’t think it takes anything away from the fan’s fervor to go to games, no matter where their country plays in 2026.″ he added.
Only two of the selected stadiums were stages in the 1994 edition: the rosebowl, in which Brazil was consecrated by penalties against Italy and the one of Orland. It should be noted that the MLS clubs have built first-class sports cities, thus having an infrastructure superior to that of the first World Cup in the United Stateswhen the campus of the Azzurra he trained in pingrya high school in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Meanwhile, the Mexicans proposed they will have the stadiums as venues BBVA of Monterey, in the north of the country; the Akron of Guadalajara, in the west; and the mythical Aztec on the Mexico City. The three cities have already hosted matches at the World Cups previously held in 1970 and 1986although the enclosures of Monterrey and Guadalajara are of recent creation.
The historical Aztec It was the place that hosted the finals that starred Brazil and Italy in the edition of 1970 Y Argentina and Germany in the of 1986. Therefore, it will become the first stadium in history to have been part of three World Cups.
“I have had the opportunity to be in other stadiums that may be more modern and more beautiful, but they lose that soul, that heart and that history.”, he analyzed Emilio Azcarragaowner of Televisathe TV channel creditor of the Aztec. “By 2026 it will be the most functional stadium, with more heart and soul,” he emphasized. Canadafor its part, will have the BMO Field of toronto and the BC Place of vancouver.
The complete list:
Vancouver (BC Place)
Toronto (BMO Field)
Seattle (Lumen Field)
San Francisco (Levi’s Stadium)
Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium)
Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
Dallas (AT&T Stadium)
Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Houston (NRG Stadium)
Boston (Gillette Stadium)
Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Stadium)
Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
New York City (MetLife Stadium)
Guadalajara (Akron Stadium)
Mexico City – (Azteca Stadium)
Monterrey (BBVA Stadium)