MetLife Stadium to Host 2026 World Cup Final: FIFA Unveils Co-Hosted Tournament Schedule Across Iconic North American Venues

The 2026 World Cup final will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the tournament kicking off at Mexico City’s Aztec Stadium, according to FIFA.

The 39-day event, co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will feature 48 teams for the first time.

MetLife Stadium, home to the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, has a capacity of approximately 82,500 and opened in 2010.

The Aztec Stadium will host the opening match for the third time, making it the first venue to do so.


Semi-final venues include AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home to the city’s Major League Soccer club and the Falcons NFL franchise.

The third-place play-off will take place at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Other US venues include Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, NRG Stadium in Houston, Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Dallas will host nine matches, the most of any city in the tournament. All co-hosts will play their three group-stage fixtures on home soil.

Canada’s first game is scheduled for Toronto on June 12, while the USA’s opening match will be at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on the same day. The USA’s other group match will be at Lumen Field in Seattle on June 19 before playing again in Inglewood on June 25.

Mexico will play a fixture in Guadalajara on June 18 and then return to Mexico City on June 24, while Monterrey will also host additional games.

After playing in Toronto, Canada will head west to Vancouver for two games at BC Place Stadium.

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