The World Cup is set to take place in Texas, with Houston and Arlington confirmed as hosts for the games in the official announcement made last spring. Recent reports strongly suggest that the 2026 FIFA World Cup Final will be conducted at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
First disclosed by ESPN, it seems that Arlington, Texas has been chosen as the venue for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Final, which is considered the most significant sporting event globally. Subsequently, The Sun, a British tabloid, supported and confirmed the reported information.
“SunSport has been told that the home of thehas beaten New York’s MetLife Stadium to host the showpiece,” the publication states in the article. “The Texan city will also be the main base for — rather than the other options of New York and Miami.”
Officials at FIFA will make the official announcement next month.
2026 World Cup final in New York or Los Angeles?
Neither. @espnsutcliffe reporting it will be in Dallas. . . Jerryland. 🏟
— herculez gomez (@herculezg) September 27, 2022
In 2026, the World Cup format will feature 12 groups of 4 teams each, deviating from the previous structure of 16 groups with three teams. The total number of games for the World Cup is anticipated to reach 104, spread across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, marking an increase of over 20 games compared to previous editions.
Within each group, the top two teams will advance, and an extra progression will be awarded to the Round of 32 for the eight third-place teams with the highest rankings.
As many as 8 matches will be held in Arlington, including the World Cup Final.
“Dallas’ championship event resume is second to none. Our region is home to some of the world’s leading venues capable of hosting any type of event of any size, and we have a variety of accommodations to make any event a Big Win,” reads the new Dallas World Cup 2026 host city website.
Officials debuted the city colors and branding this past May.