On Thursday, 16 June, FIFA will make a significant and profoundly expected announcement connected with the organizing of the FIFA World Cup 2026™ across Canada, Mexico and the United States.
22 competitor host cities are presently competing for the option to organize matches for the 48-team competition hosted by three countries – the two firsts for a FIFA World Cup. The current candidate host cities are:
Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Edmonton, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC/Baltimore.
According to FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani, in accordance with the past phases of the FIFA World Cup 2026 selection process, any declaration will be made to the greatest advantage of football, thinking about the requirements of all partners included.
FIFA’s aim is to establish the groundworks for the competition to be delivered effectively across each of the three nations.
Since stadia represents a fundamental component of the selection process, FIFA is thinking about the overall recommendations introduced by every up-and-comer host city, which are more extensive in nature and furthermore include ancillary events and venues, and key aspects such as sustainability, human rights, legacy, general infrastructure and financial impact.
Meanwhile, over the course of the last months, FIFA have had open exchanges with the candidate host cities on various subjects.
Additional details on the declaration on 16 June, including the live stream and media plans, will follow at the appropriate time.