The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be coming to North America in four years and the host cities for the prestigious tournament were announced on Thursday.
Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, and Mexico City headlined the host cities chosen for involvement at the World Cup, which will take place in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It will be the first World Cup to be staged across three countries and will be the first edition with the expanded field of 48 teams.
A total of 16 host cities were chosen out of 22 candidates on Thursday, with several repeating as host sites from their involvement in past World Cups. Vancouver and Toronto will host World Cup matches for the first time.
Several high-profile stadiums will have World Cup matches, including Estadio Azteca, which has hosted two World Cup finals (1970 and 1986). Many of the newer NFL stadiums will also play host to matches including SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles), AT&T Stadium (Dallas), and Hard Rock Stadium (Miami).
Among the more notable cities not selected were Washington D.C. and Denver.
The 80-match schedule will be released at a later date, which will include the host venue for the World Cup Final.
Here is a full list of the host cities:
Western Region: Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, Guadalajara.
Central Region: Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Mexico City, Monterrey.
Eastern Region: Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, New York/New Jersey.