The final of the 2026 FIFA World Cup will take place in the summer of 2026. The MetLife Stadium in New York/New Jersey is the intended stadium and host city for the final match of the 2026 FIFA men’s soccer World Cup in North America. The World Cup football in North America has three hosts: the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Their United 2026 Bid has been awarded at the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow, on June 13, 2018, beating out Morocco (134 to 65 votes). The 2026 World Cup final is therefore expected to take place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, just outside New York City, according to the United 2026 bid.
The 2026 World Cup final stadium is home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, both playing in the National Football League (NFL). New Jersey has hosted matches at the 1994 World Cup Football as well, being played in the (former) Old Giants Stadium.
This information is subject to final decisions. The BID United puts New York forward with the MetLife Stadium as the main contender to host the World Cup final. But also the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and the AT&T Stadium in Dallas are mentioned. The official allocation by FIFA and the organizing committee is yet to follow. More info about the locations? See: 2026 World Cup stadiums (U.S., Canada, and Mexico).
2026 World Cup final stadium
The new, current MetLife Stadium has been constructed in 2010 and is situated at the Meadowlands complex, a sports complex including ultramodern facilities and amenities, among which hundreds of hotels. This base situated in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is also known as the MetLife Sports Complex; including the MetLife Stadium. The MetLife Stadium has a 82,500 capacity and is a 30 minute drive from Manhattan.
2026 World Cup final: when?
The exact date of when the final will be held, is still unknown. More information about the World Cup final, most probably in host city New York, will be available here as soon as it is confirmed.
World Cup soccer: more stadium and location info
The World Cup final location might be the MetLife Stadium in New York / New Jersey, as mentioned. Besides the World Cup soccer final, the U.S. will also host all games at this 2026 FIFA tournament starting from the quarterfinals. Out of the 80 games at the schedule of the final round, Mexico and Canada will have 10 games each; 60 games will be played at U.S. ground. Except from the 4 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, the third-place battle and the final, also 34 matches in the group stage, 12 in the round of 32 and 6 in the round of 16 will have the USA as their host. In the BID, it has been proposed that 7 group matches, 2 round of 32 and one round of 16 will take place in both Canada and Mexico.
2026 WORLD CUP HOST CITIES
AS ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 16, 2022:
• Vancouver (BC Place Stadium)
• Seattle (Lumen Field)
• San Francisco Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
• Los Angeles Inglewood (SoFi Stadium)
• Guadalajara (Estadio Akron)
• Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
• Dallas (AT&T Stadium)
• Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
• Houston (NRG Stadium)
• Monterrey (BBVA Bancomer Stadium)
• Mexico City (Azteca Stadium)
• Toronto (BMO Field)
• Boston (Gillette Stadium)
• Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
• Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
• New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)