This Thursday, FIFA officials selected Dallas as one of the North American cities to host the World Cup games in 2026.
Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 this November, the international governing body of soccer has officially named the FIFA World Cup 2026 host cities. In their televised announcement on Fox Sports 1, FIFA officials named select cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico cities.
The 2026 games will be the third time the World Cup will have been played in Mexico, the second time in the United States of America, and the first time in Canadian history.
The ongoing list of host cities include:
- Vancouver, Canada
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Quadalajara, Mexico
- Kansas City
- Monterrey, Mexico
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Toronto, Canada
- New York, New Jersey
Exactly where it should be.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) June 16, 2022
The 10 US cities will host 60 matches – including the quarterfinals, semis, and finals. Mexico and Canada will both host 10 matches.
In its bid to be a host city, Dallas’ profile on the FIFA website reads:
“Dallas is a U.S. city hosting the World Cup in North America. The city in the USA is (possibly, being a candidate) part of the sixteen cities that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Dallas, Texas, is one of the US cities that have made a stadium available – Dallas has the AT&T Stadium – in addition to three Canadian and three Mexican host cities. Find here the most important information you will need, perhaps to visit the city in 2026. Information about buying tickets for this American World Cup Soccer city of play. Info about the time zone, tourist attractions, typical characteristics in the field of sports, football and culture. And more about what Dallas has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.”