FIFA announces World Cup host cities for 2026

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Host cities were announced on Thursday as Canada, Mexico, and the United States prepare to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

As expected, MetLife stadium in New Jersey will go in with New York as one of the host cities. Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle were also chosen to host games.

Other United States cities that applied for games but were denied were Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Orlando, and Baltimore/Washington D.C.

Toronto and Vancouver are the lone cities from Canada to get draws for games and Mexico will have contests in Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will also make history, expanding to 48 nations in the tournament. FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar is set to kick off in November.