Since the 2018 FIFA Congress chose the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World Cup – officially presented as the United Bid – the three countries have been working to deliver the next edition of the most prestigious soccer tournament in the world. We have made you a list with the World Cup 2026 stadiums.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first to include 48 participating teams, instead of 32. Despite the confusion regarding the format of the tournament not yet confirmed, the three host countries do not need to build new stadiums, contrary to the preparation process of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Some stadiums will take the opportunity to upgrade their facilities, including Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium and Toronto’s BMO Field.
The Canadian stadium needs to almost triple its seats to meet FIFA’s minimum capacity requirements: stadiums must have at least 40,000 seats. To host the quarterfinals, at least 60,000 seats and, for opening or final, 80,000 seats.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup stadiums will be divided into sixteen cities: 11 in the United States, 3 in Mexico and the remaining 2 in Canada.
These are the 2026 World Cup stadiums:
Lumen Field / Ellerbe Becket + LMN Architects
Levi’s Stadium / HNTB
SoFi Stadium / HKS
Arrowhead Stadium / Kivett & Myers
AT&T Stadium / HKS
Mercedes-Benz Stadium / HOK
NRG Stadium / Populous
Gillette Stadium / Populous
Lincoln Financial Field / NBBJ
Hard Rock Stadium / HOK
MetLife Stadium / HOK
Estadio Akron / Jean Marie Massaud & Daniel Pouzet + Populous
Estádio BBVA BANCOMER / Populous
Estadio Azteca / Pedro Ramírez Vázquez + Rafael Mijares
Cidade do México
BC Place Stadium / Studio Phillips Barratt
BMO Field / Brisbin Brooks Beynon Architects
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