FIFA will announce on June 16 the venues that will host the 2026 World Cup across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Twenty-two candidate host cities are currently under consideration for the 48-team tournament. A minimum of 16 cities -- and at least 10 in the United States -- is expected to be selected to host the 80-game tournament -- 60 in the United States and 10 each in Canada and Mexico.
• USA (16): Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC/Baltimore.
Note: Washington DC/Baltimore merged bids.
• Canada (3): Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver.
Note: Vancouver re-entered race, replacing Montreal.
• Mexico (3): Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey.
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• FIFA vice president and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani:
“In line with the previous stages of the FIFA World Cup 2026 selection process, any announcement will be made in the best interests of football, taking into consideration the needs of all stakeholders involved, as we aim to lay the foundations for the tournament to be delivered successfully across all three countries. We can only reiterate our appreciation to all the cities and the three member associations for their efforts and dedication to this process.”
• FIFA’s Chief Tournaments & Events Officer Colin Smith:
“During the past months we have had open exchanges with the candidate host cities on a number of different topics. We are very thankful and impressed by how dedicated and innovative they all are. The host cities will be absolutely key to ensuring the successful delivery of the competition. We look forward to working with them to deliver what will undoubtably be the largest FIFA World Cup in history.”