World Cup 2026 schedule announcement 

  • New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium to host the 2026 World Cup final
  • Third place playoff to take place at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium
  • Estadio Azteca to host first game of the 2026 World Cup
  • Toronto’s BMO Field to host first game in Canada
  • USMNT to begin 2026 campaign at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles

Group-stage matches

Here are the number of matches each host city will have during the group stage: 

  • Vancouver: Five matches, including two for Canada
  • Toronto: Five matches, including one for Canada
  • Mexico City: Three matches, including two for Mexico
  • Monterrey: Three matches
  • Guadalajara: Four matches, including one for Mexico
  • Seattle: Four matches, including one USMNT match
  • San Francisco: Five matches
  • Los Angeles: Five matches, including two USMNT matches
  • Houston: Five matches
  • Dallas: Five matches
  • Kansas City: Four matches
  • Atlanta: Five matches
  • Miami: Four matches
  • Boston: Five matches
  • Philadelphia: Five matches
  • New York/New Jersey: Five matches

Knockout Stage Hosts

Round of 16:

  • Vancouver
  • Seattle
  • Mexico City
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Philadelphia
  • New York/New Jersey

Quarterfinals:

  • Los Angeles
  • Kansas City
  • Miami
  • Boston

Semifinals:

  • Dallas
  • Atlanta

Third-place playoff: Miami

Final: New York/New Jersey

United States

The entirety of the knockout stage at the 2026 World Cup will be hosted in the United States. AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas will host the most matches, with nine games at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Despite heavy reporting that one of those games would be the 2026 World Cup final, the big match will instead be played at MetLife Stadium in the New York City metro area.

The U.S. national team will play its three group stage games in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Los Angeles again, in that order. Two of those games are at the brand new SoFi Stadium.

MarketStateCountryVenueCapacityNo. of matches
New York CityNY/NJUSAMetLife Stadium82,5005 group stage games, Final
DallasTXUSAAT&T Stadium80,0005 group stage games
Kansas CityKSUSAArrowhead Stadium76,4164 group stage games
HoustonTXUSANRG Stadium71,7955 group stage games
AtlantaGAUSAMercedes-Benz Stadium71,0005 group stage games
Los AngelesCAUSASoFi Stadium70,2405 group stage games, 2 Round of 32 matches
PhiladelphiaPAUSALincoln Financial Field69,1765 group stage games
SeattleWAUSALumen Field69,0004 group stage games
San FranciscoCAUSALevi’s Stadium68,5005 group stage games
BostonMAUSAGillette Stadium65,8785 group stage games
MiamiFLUSAHard Rock Stadium64,7674 group stage, Round of 32 match, 3rd place match

Mexico

Mexico will host 10 group stage games. The Mexican national team will play its opening match in Mexico City at Estadio Azteca, in the first game of the entire 2026 World Cup. They will then play their next games in Guadalajara, followed by a return to the Azteca in the nation’s capital.

MarketStateCountryVenueCapacityMatches
Mexico City
MexicoEstadio Azteca87,5233 group stage games, including opening match
MonterreyNLMexicoEstadio BBVA53,5003 group stage games
GuadalajaraJALMexicoEstadio Akron46,2324 group stage games

Canada

Canada will host 10 group stage games, like Mexico will as well. The Canadian national team will play its first match in Toronto, followed by a pair of matches on the opposite coast in Vancouver.

MarketStateCountryVenueCapacityNo. of matches
VancouverBCCanadaBC Place54,0005 group stage games
TorontoONCanadaBMO Field45,500*5 group stage games
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