In a major announcement, FIFA has revealed that the final match of the 2026 World Cup will be held at MetLife Stadium in New York/New Jersey. The decision came after stiff competition, particularly from Dallas, and is a part of the joint hosting by the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The event, set for July 19, marks the culmination of the expanded 48-team tournament and emphasizes FIFA’s goal of creating the most inclusive and impactful World Cup. This decision positions MetLife Stadium, home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, as a central venue for one of the most-watched sporting events globally.
Apart from the prestigious final in New York/New Jersey, other key host cities and stadiums for the 2026 World Cup have been unveiled. The tournament will kick off on June 11 at Mexico City’s iconic Azteca Stadium. Notable venues for crucial stages include Atlanta and Dallas hosting the semi-finals, and Miami chosen for the third-place game. A total of 16 cities across the three host countries will hold games, with significant matches taking place in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Miami, and Boston during the quarter-finals. This decision sets the stage for an exciting tournament, expanding its reach across North America.