This Thursday, June 16, the FIFA unveiled the 16 cities that will house the 2026 World Cupwhich will be played in Mexico, United States and Canada.
One of the most famous stadiums in the world and the most important in Mexico could make history in this world. The Aztec stadium would become the first location where World Cup matches have been played in 3 different editions. The first was in 1970, followed by 1986. In 2026, the stadium located in Mexico City will host four matches of the tournament.
One of the cities that attracts the most attention for the World Cup of the United States, Canada and Mexico is Miami. The matches could be played in different stadiums, since they have the DRV PNK Stadium located in Fort Lauderdale, a stadium where the MLS team plays at home, andl Inter Miami. In addition, they have the Hard Rock Stadium of Miami Gardens, which has a capacity of 67,518 people.
Miami was chosen as the venue for the World Cup, one of the most intercultural cities in the United States. Photo: Twitter @FIFAWorldCup
The United States will be one of the most important venues for the tournament, due to the great growth that the league has had in recent years, generating new teams and stadiums. Some of those who will be taken into account for the World Cup event will be the AT&T Stadium of Dallas, the Mercedes Benz Stadium of Atlanta, the sofi stadium of Los Angeles and the MetLife Stadium from New York City.
Mexico had applied to the Mexico Citya Guadalajara Y Monterey as venues for 2026 World Cup and all went on to the final FIFA selection. Monterey will host World Cup matches for the second time in history, as it hosted the World Cup Mexico 1986. The matches were played in the University stadium and in the now extinct Technological stadium.
For the 2026 World Cup, they were chosen 11 cities in the United States, 3 in Mexico and 2 in Canada. Following the official announcement by FIFA, the midfielder of the Mexican team Hector Lozano spoke about the decision:
“I think it is something very nice for Mexico to have its third World Cup. It is very important for the fans, because it will be the first country in history to be able to achieve it. The three venues will be great, because soccer in Mexico is lived in a very particular way”, affirmed the “Chucky” Lozano
The 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada will have a place in history, as it is the first world cup to feature 48 teamsinstead of the current 32.
These are the cities that were chosen for the 2026 World Cup:
FIFA announced 16 cities between the United States, Mexico and Canada for the 2026 World Cup. Photo: Twitter @FIFAWorldCup