After the announcement in the previous summer that Dallas and Houston in Texas would host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, speculation arose regarding the location of the final match. Recently, this Sunday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino dispelled those rumors announcing that New York, New Jersey would be the 2026 FIFA World Cup final host city.
On this Sunday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino held a conference at the Telemundo Center in Miami to disclose the venue for the 2026 World Cup Final scheduled for July 19. The decision was made among 16 potential host cities spanning the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
In an official announcement, Infantino announced that the final game would be hosted in New York, New Jersey. Among the U.S. cities in consideration were Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
According to ESPN, the options for the 2026 World Cup Final site were narrowed down to AT&T Stadium in Arlington and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Beyond the final game’s location, the conference disclosed the distribution of the 104 matches among the host cities. As previously outlined, Arlington will host 9 games, including the final. The bronze medal final will be held in Miami.
The 2026 World Cup games will kick off on June 11 in Mexico City. The first US game of the 2026 World Cup game will be held in Los Angeles.