FIFA will name the cities for the 2026 World Cup in the US, Mexico and Canada

June 16, 2022, 4:41 PM ET

June 16, 2022, 4:41 PM ET

Yes, The New York Times knows that MetLife Stadium is in East Rutherford, NJ, not New York. Yes, we’ve been to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and yes, we even know that some people call it Foxboro’s last place.

Get ready for some geographic fusion in Thursday’s announcements of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup, because FIFA has already done enough during the process. The combined Washington-Baltimore offer, for example, would bring games to Baltimore, but not to Washington. It seems that only this map has cut Dallas and Denver completely from their moorings.

But a fair warning: our live coverage will probably follow this path, for simplicity, with notes for specificity as needed.

Each of the 22 finalists (and 23 stadiums) has been assigned to a large metropolitan area, although the stadium linked to each nomination does not sit technically in that city.

Here is the full list (with each stadium and its actual location):

United States

Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

Boston (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough)

Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium)

Dallas (AT&T Stadium, Arlington)

Denver (Empower Field at Mile High Stadium)

Houston (NRG Stadium)

Kansas City, Missouri (Arrowhead Stadium)

Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium, Inglewood and Rose Bowl, Pasadena)

Miami (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens)

Nashville (Nissan Stadium)

New York / New Jersey (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)

Orlando, Florida (Camping World Stadium)

Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

San Francisco (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California)

Seattle (camp Lumen)

Washington, DC / Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore)


Edmonton (Commonwealth Stadium)

Toronto (BMO camp)

Vancouver (BC Place)


Guadalajara (Akron Stadium, Zapopan)

Mexico City (Aztec Stadium)

Monterrey (BBVA Stadium, Guadeloupe).

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