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World Cup: Stadium Guide

Ahead of the 23rd edition of World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026, we take a look at each of the 16 selected venues which will play host to matches in the competition.

11 of the 16 host stadiums are situated in the United States, with three in Mexico and two in Canada. The World Cup final is expected to be held in New York City at the 82,500 capacity MetLife Stadium, but this is not yet confirmed.

WhatWorld Cup
WhereUnited States, Canada & Mexico
When8th June 2026 - 3rd July 2026
How to watchAll matches will be shown on either the BBC or ITV
OddsFrance 9/2, Brazil 6/1, England 8/1, Argentina 9/1

Let's take a look at each of the World Cup's host cities and their designated venues...

Atlanta - Mercedes-Benz Stadium (74,295 capacity)

Having opened in 2017, the impressive Mercedes-Benz Stadium is one of three dual NFL-MLS venues which will be used at the 2026 World Cup.

It is the home stadium of Atlanta Falcons in the NFL and Atlanta United in the MLS. The venue has a retractable roof, which consists of triangular panels which open and close like a photo camera. This modern roof also has a 360 degree HD video halo board built into it.

Boston - Gillette Stadium (65,878 capacity)

Gilette Stadium was built between 2000 and 2002, replacing the old Foxboro Stadium which hosted matches at the 1994 World Cup.

The venue was constructed to provide a new modern home for NFL side New England Patriots, and officially opened in May 2002.

MLS club New England Revolution also play their home matches at the stadium, one of the only original members of the USA's leading soccer league to have not moved to a smaller standalone venue.

Dallas - AT&T Stadium (80,000 capacity)

Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the AT&T Stadium is the largest in the NFL by seating capacity which can expand to 105,000.

Opened in 2009, the stadium also plays host to a range of other activities including concerts, basketball, soccer, motocross and professional wrestling, and is often referred to as Jerry World or the Death Star in light of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' vision for it to represent an all-encompassing entertainment venue.

Guadalajara - Estadio Akron (46,355 capacity)

One of three selected host stadiums located in Mexico, Estadio Akron was opened in 2010 and is the home of Liga MX side C.D. Guadalajara. 

Located in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico in the Central Time Zone, the venue has a capacity of just under 50,000, making it one of the smaller stadiums involved in hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup. 

Houston - NRG Stadium (72,220 capacity)

NRG Stadium is a multi-purpose arena which is the home of the NFL's Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, many of the US men's national team's home matches, and the Texas Bowl.

The stadium, which opened in 2002, hosted the Super Bowl in 2004 and 2017, as well as WrestleMania in 2009.

NRG Stadium is part of a collection of venues which collectively make up NRG Park, named as part of a 32-year $300m deal with NRG Energy.

Kansas City - Arrowhead Stadium (76,416 capacity)

Arrowhead Stadium has primarily served as the home venue of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL since it opened in 1972.

It forms part of the Truman Sports Complex with the adjacent Kauffman Stadium - home of MLB's Kansas City Royals.

Arrowhead Stadium is revered as one of the most atmospheric grounds in the NFL, breaking the Guinness World Record for noise level by a crowd of 142.2 decibels.

Los Angeles - SoFi Stadium (70,000 capacity)

Occupying the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, SoFi Stadium is the home ground of both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL.

The stadium hosted Super Bowl LVI in 2022, and is scheduled to host both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The venue is conveniently situated just three miles from Los Angeles International Airport, and resides immediately southeast of Kia Forum.

Mexico City - Estadio Azteca (87,523 capacity)

2026 will be the third time that the iconic Estadio Azteca stadium has been used for a World Cup, with it previously involved in hosting the tournament in both 1970 and 1986. 

With a capacity of around 87,000, it is the largest stadium in Mexico and is home to the Mexico national football team, as well as the clubs Club América and Cruz Azul. 

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Miami - Hard Rock Stadium (65,326 capacity)

Hard Rock Stadium is the home of the Miami Dolphins of the NFL and the Miami Hurricanes - the University of Miami's NCAA Division I college football team.

It is commonly known for hosting the Super Bowl on several occasions - six in total - and has also played host to two World Series, four BCS National Championship Games, one CFP National Championship and one WrestleMania.

The venue has had various names since opening in 1987, before Hard Rock Cafe Inc. bought the rights for $250m in 2018 for over 18 years.

Monterrey - Estadio BBVA (51,000 capacity)

Home to Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey, Estadio BBVA is the third Mexican stadium selected to host the 2026 World Cup and is one of five World Cup 2026 stadiums in the Central Time Zone. 

The electric atmosphere of the tournament will be enhanced by the close proximity of the stadium seats to the pitch, with the distance between them the minimum that is permitted by FIFA. 

New York/New Jersey - MetLife Stadium (82,500 capacity)

Home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, MetLife has also played host to a number of notable football matches - including the 2018 Copa America final between Argentina and Chile.

The last time the United States hosted the World Cup, in 1994, MetLife hosted a total of seven matches including one of the semi-finals.

MetLife Stadium is widely expected to host the final of the 2026 World Cup, although this is unconfirmed at this stage.

Philadelphia - Lincoln Financial Field (67,594 capacity)

Completed in 2003, Lincoln Financial Field is located in the Eastern Time Zone. Although the stadium is home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, the first event hosted at the venue was actually a friendly between Manchester United and Barcelona, in which United triumphed 3-1. 

Impressively, the stadium operates on 100% clean energy, in part due to the 11,000 solar panels installed around the venue. 

San Francisco Bay Area - Levi's Stadium (68,500 capacity)

The home venue to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers since 2014, the Levi’s Stadium is now the Bay Area’s second FIFA World Cup stadium. The first was Palo Alto’s Stanford Stadium, which hosted a number of games in the 1994 World Cup, including the Romania v Sweden quarter final.

Located in the Pacific Time Zone, the Levi’s Stadium has previously hosted games in the 2016 Copa América Centenario and the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

Seattle - Lumen Field (72,000 capacity)

Another of the venues in the Pacific Time Zone, the Lumen Field stadium has been recognised internationally for its community and sustainability programmes, including winning a 2018 Sustainability & Community Impact Award at the International Stadium Business Summit in London. 

The home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, the venue will operate a zero waste and carbon neutral event when it plays host to matches at the FIFA World Cup 2026. 

Toronto - BMO Field (30,000 capacity)

The BMO Field in Toronto is one of two of the 2026 World Cup stadiums located in Canada and will be the smallest of the 2026 venues to host the tournament. In preparation to host the event, the capacity of BMO Field will increase by 17,756 seats, taking the total to 45,736.

First opened in 2007, the stadium is home to Major League Soccer team Toronto FC, as well as Canadian Football League side Toronto Argonauts and the Canada Men’s and Women’s national soccer teams. The BMO Field stadium is in the Eastern Time Zone. 

Vancouver - BC Place (54,500 capacity)

The second venue to make history and host the FIFA Men’s World Cup on Canadian soil for the first time is B.C. Place in Vancouver, where the artificial turf will be replaced by grass in line with FIFA requirements ahead of the arrival of the World Cup. 

Located in the Pacific Time Zone, the stadium is currently the home of Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Football League team BC Lions. 

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