The countdown to World Cup 2026 kicks off in earnest on Thursday, as fans across Canada, Mexico and the United States learn whether their cities made the coveted cut to host the 48-team tournament.
2026 World Cup candidate venues in USA
Of the 80 games at the 2026 World Cup, 60 will be played in the USA and the entire tournament from the quarter-final stage onwards will be in the US.
The following cities are competing to host World Cup games in 2026:
New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium)
Los Angeles (Rose Bowl Stadium or SoFi Stadium)
Miami (Hard Rock Stadium)
Seattle (Lumen Field)
Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
San Francisco/Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
Dallas (AT&T Stadium)
Washington, D.C./Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium)
Boston (Gillette Stadium)
Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
Houston (NRG Stadium)
Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
Denver (Mile High)
Nashville (Nissan Stadium)
Orlando (Camping World Stadium)
Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium)
Canada and Mexico
In Canada, Toronto and Vancouver will be the destination for games, and Edmonton is the third candidate but may miss out.
In Mexico, FIFA are set to announce Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey as the host cities.
The host cities will be announced by FIFA at 15:00 pm ET on 16 June 2022 in New York City.
What time does FIFA confirm World Cup 2026 host cities?
FIFA will reveal which of the 16 cities from Mexico, Canada and the US have been chosen to stage games at the 2026 World Cup at a special event in NYC on Thursday, 16 June (2022). Proceedings are expected to commence at 15:00 pm (ET) / 12:00 pm PT.
Check out what time the FIFA WC 2026 reveal starts where you are in the world.
Where can I watch FIFA confirming the World Cup 2026 host cities?
The NYC event is set to be streamed live via FIFA’s new portal FIFA +
In the US, the announcement will be broadcast via FS1
World Cup 2026 host cities reveal: live with AS USA
You can also follow the WC 2026 announcement with Paul Rudder bringing live-text coverage. He’ll start building up to the announcement about an hour ahead of the event, before offering minute-by-minute commentary of the reveal from New York City.