CHICAGO (AP) – FIFA plans to announce the 2026 World Cup venues during a press conference in New York on June 16.
17 US stadiums in 16 regions are still bidding for the first 48-team World Cup, with the Los Angeles area having both the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where the joint game will take place. 1994 World Cup. Three stadiums in Canada and Mexico are scheduled to be used.
The bidding plan envisions a total of 16 venues for the tournament. FIFA had targeted mid-May to announce the venue selections, and then pushed back a month.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first time that three countries will co-host. FIFA selected the contractor as the joint host in June 2018.
Sixty games will be played in the US, including all from the quarterfinals onwards. Canada and Mexico will host 10 matches each.
Chicago, Minneapolis and Arizona dropped out in March 2018 because of what city officials said were FIFA’s heavy financial requirements. At the time, Charlotte, North Carolina; Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; and Tampa, Florida, were cut.
FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, withdrew in April.
Montreal dropped out of school last August after the provincial government of Quebec withdrew its support. It was replaced in April by Vancouver, British Columbia, which placed an initial bid in 2017, then in March 2018 said it had been rejected for refusing to comply with FIFA requirements including including tax exemptions and putting arrangements under Swiss law.
The remaining areas and stadiums:
Arlington Stadium, Texas, AT&T; Atlanta Stadium, Mercedes-Benz; Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium; Cincinnati Stadium, Paul Brown; Denver, Empower Field at Mile High; East Rutherford Stadium, New Jersey, MetLife; Foxborough Stadium, Massachusetts, Gillette; Houston Stadium, NRG; Inglewood, California, SoFi Stadium; Kansas City, Missouri, Arrowhead Stadium; Miami Gardens, Florida, Hard Rock Stadium; Nashville Stadium, Tennessee, Nissan; Orlando, Florida, Camping World Stadium; Pasadena, California, Rose Bowl; Financial Sector Philadelphia, Lincoln; Santa Clara, California, Levi’s Stadium; Seattle, Lumen Fields.
Edmonton Stadium, Alberta, Commonwealth; Toronto, BMO Field; Vancouver, British Columbia, BC Place.
Guadalajara, Estadio Akron; Mexico City, Estadio Azteca; Monterrey, Estadio BBVA.
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