What Are the 2026 World Cup Host Cities?

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The 2026 edition will take place across North America with USA, Canada and Mexico sharing the spoils.

The tournament will contain 48 teams for the first time ever for a World Cup and will be spread across 16 cities.

USA will have 11 host cities, Canada with 2 host cities and Mexico with 3 host cities.

Please Note we have read that “FIFA requires host cities to provide free transportation to and from the event site for fans with tickets” – so there may be a World Cup 2026 specific transit option that pops up but in the meantime, we’ll detail current public transit options and info below.

USA (11)

Atlanta

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • It is home to the world’s largest drive-in fast food restaurant, the Varsity. The restaurant has been open since 1928 and can seat 600 people inside, as well as an additional 800 people outside in its famous “car hops” area. The Varsity is known for its burgers, hot dogs, and frosted orange milkshakes, and it is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike.
  • World Cup Climate
    • High temperatures usually range from the upper 80s to the lower 90s Fahrenheit, and the humidity can make it feel even warmer. Thunderstorms are also common during this time of year, which can bring brief, but heavy, periods of rain.
  • Local Professional Teams
    • MLS – Atlanta United FC
  • Public Transportation
  • Walkscore

Boston

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • It is home to the oldest continuously operating baseball stadium in the United States, Fenway Park. Fenway Park was built in 1912 and is the home field of the Boston Red Sox, a major league baseball team. Fenway Park has a capacity of just under 37,000 and is known for its unique features, including the Green Monster, a 37-foot-high wall in left field. Fenway Park is a popular tourist destination
  • World Cup Climate
    • Warm and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The humidity is generally not as high as in some other parts of the country, which can make the weather feel more comfortable. Rain is also fairly common during these months, with June and July being two of the wettest months of the year in Boston
  • Local Professional Teams
    • MLS – New England Revolution
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Dallas:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • It has the largest arts district in the United States. The Dallas Arts District is a 68-acre area in the heart of downtown Dallas that is home to numerous cultural institutions, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The Dallas Arts District also features a number of public art installations and is a popular destination for art lovers and visitors to the city.
  • World Cup Climate
    • Hot and humid. During these months, high temperatures typically range from the mid-90s to the lower 100s Fahrenheit, and the humidity can make it feel even warmer.
  • Local Professional Teams
    • FC Dallas
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Houston:

  • Stadium
  • Fun Fact
    • Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center, which is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) center for human space flight. The Johnson Space Center is responsible for the development and operation of spacecraft, as well as the training of astronauts. It is also home to Mission Control, where the space shuttle and International Space Station missions are controlled.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate in Houston during June and July is hot and humid. Average high temperatures are in the low- to mid-90s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-30s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid-70s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-20s Celsius). Humidity levels are high, which can make the weather feel even hotter and more oppressive.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Houston Dynamo (Men)
    • Houston Dash (Women)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Kansas City:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • Kansas City is known for its barbecue, and it is home to some of the best barbecue restaurants in the country. In fact, Kansas City is home to the American Royal, which is the largest barbecue competition in the world. The competition attracts hundreds of teams from around the country, and it is held every year in late September and early October.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate in Kansas City during June and July is warm and humid. Average high temperatures are in the mid- to upper-80s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-30s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius). Thunderstorms are common during this time of year.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Sporting Kansas City (men)
    • Kansas City Current (women)
  • Public Transportation System

Los Angeles:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • Los Angeles is home to the Griffith Observatory, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The observatory is located on the south slope of Mount Hollywood and offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding area. It is also home to a number of scientific exhibits and displays, and it is a popular spot for stargazing. In addition to its scientific and educational mission, the Griffith Observatory is also a cultural icon and has been featured in a number of films and television shows.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate in Los Angeles during June and July is warm and dry. Average high temperatures are in the low- to mid-80s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-20s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius). Humidity levels are generally low, which can make the weather feel more comfortable and less oppressive.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Los Angeles FC (men)
      Los Angeles Galaxy (men)
      Angel City FC (women)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Miami:

New York City / East Rutherford, NJ:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • New York City has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia. There are over 800,000 Chinese residents in the city, many of whom live in Chinatown in Lower Manhattan. The neighborhood is known for its vibrant culture, colorful streets, and delicious Chinese food.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate in this area in June and July is warm and humid. Average high temperatures are in the mid- to upper-80s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-30s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius).
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • NYCFC (men)
    • New York Red Bulls (men)
    • NJ/NY Gotham FC (women)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore (New York City)

Philadelphia:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum’s collections include more than 240,000 works of art, ranging from ancient artifacts to modern and contemporary works. The museum is particularly well known for its collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and American paintings, as well as its collection of prints, drawings, and photographs. In addition to its art collections, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is also known for its iconic steps, which were made famous by the Rocky films. Many tourists visit the museum to run up the steps, just like Rocky did in the movies.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate in Philadelphia during June and July is warm and humid. Average high temperatures are in the mid- to upper-80s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-30s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius).
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Philadelphia Union (men)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

San Francisco/Santa Clara:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • San Francisco is home to a number of unique and unusual landmarks and attractions. One of these is the Wave Organ, which is a public art installation located on the shore of the San Francisco Bay. The Wave Organ is a series of pipes and tubes that are embedded in the shoreline and are designed to create musical sounds when waves pass through them. The Wave Organ is an unusual and innovative piece of public art that is worth checking out if you are visiting the city. It is a popular spot for people to relax and enjoy the beauty of the bay, and it is also a great place to watch the sunset.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate of San Francisco during June and July is typically cool and mild. Average high temperatures are in the low- to mid-60s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid-50s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius). San Francisco is known for its foggy and cool weather, and it is not unusual for the city to experience fog and cooler temperatures even during the summer months.
    • The climate in Santa Clara is generally warmer and drier than in San Francisco. Average high temperatures in Santa Clara during June and July are in the mid- to upper-70s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-20s Celsius) and average low temperatures are in the mid- to upper-50s Fahrenheit (low- to mid-10s Celsius). The weather in Santa Clara is generally sunny and dry during these months, although there is a risk of thunderstorms and other extreme weather events. Overall, the climate in Santa Clara is generally warmer and drier than in San Francisco.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • San Jose Earthquakes (men)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore (San Francisco)
  • Walkscore (Santa Clara)

Seattle:  

Mexico: 3 cities

Guadalajara:

  • Stadium
  • Random Fact
    • Guadalajara is home to a number of unique and unusual street food vendors, including the “torta de tamal,” which is a sandwich made with a tamale as the main filling. The torta de tamal is a popular and delicious snack that is found on the streets of Guadalajara and other parts of Mexico. It is made by stuffing a tamale (a traditional Mexican dish made with masa and various fillings, such as meat or vegetables) into a sandwich roll or bun, and it is often served with toppings like salsa, cheese, and avocado.
  • World Cup Climate
    • The climate in Guadalajara, Mexico in June and July is generally warm and dry. Average high temperatures during these months range from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (mid-20s to low-30s Celsius). Average low temperatures range from the mid-50s to low-60s Fahrenheit (low-teens to mid-20s Celsius). Rainfall is minimal during these months
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Club Deportivo Guadalajara, commonly known as Chivas (men)
    • Club Atlas (men & women)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Mexico City:

  • Stadium
    • Estadio Azteca (capacity 87,523) 
  • Random Fact
    • Mexico City was built on top of the ancient city of Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in the 14th century, and it was one of the largest and most advanced cities in the world at the time. Today, visitors can still see remnants of the Aztec civilization in Mexico City, including the Templo Mayor, a ancient Aztec temple that was discovered in the 1970s during an excavation.
  • World Cup Climate
    • During the months of June and July, temperatures in Mexico City tend to be warm to hot, with average high temperatures ranging from the upper 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit (around 25-30 degrees Celsius). It is also the beginning of the rainy season, so you can expect some showers during this time. However, the city’s location in a highland valley means that it can be cooler and more comfortable than other parts of Mexico with a similar climate.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Club América (men & women)
    • Cruz Azul (men & women)
    • UNAM (men & women)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore
    • Mexico City is a huge, sprawling city. Each neighborhood is walkable but you’ll definitely want to Uber. Check this article for more and 12 common mistakes tourists make.

Monterrey:

  • Stadium
    • Estadio BBVA (capacity 53,460) 
  • Random Fact
    • Monterrey is home to the Fundidora Park, a massive urban park that was built on the site of an old steel foundry. The park features a wide variety of attractions, including a lake, an amphitheater, an art museum, and an observation tower with panoramic views of the city. One of the most unique features of the park is the “Escultura a la Madre,” a giant metal sculpture of a mother and child that was created by the Mexican artist Sebastián. The sculpture is over 40 meters tall and is one of the tallest public artworks in the world.
  • World Cup Climate
    • In the months of June and July, temperatures in Monterrey are typically hot, with average high temperatures ranging from the upper 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (around 30-35 degrees Celsius). It is also the dry season in Monterrey, so you can expect low humidity and little to no rainfall during this time. However, it is worth noting that Monterrey is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, which can result in cooler temperatures in the evenings. The average low temperatures in Monterrey in the months of June and July tend to be in the low to mid 60s Fahrenheit (around 18-20 degrees Celsius)
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Club de Fútbol Monterrey (men & women)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Canada: 2 cities 

Toronto:

  • Stadium
    • BMO Field (capacity 45,500)
  • Random Fact
    • Toronto is home to one of the largest underground shopping complexes in the world. The PATH is a network of underground pedestrian tunnels, walkways, and shopping centers that connects more than 50 office towers, shopping centers, and public facilities in the downtown core of the city. The PATH spans over 30 kilometers and includes more than 1,200 stores and services, making it the largest underground shopping complex in the world.
  • World Cup Climate
    • In the months of June and July, Toronto typically has warm to hot temperatures, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit (around 25-30 degrees Celsius). The city also experiences high humidity during this time, which can make the weather feel warmer and more oppressive. While it is not uncommon to have some showers and thunderstorms during the summer months, Toronto generally has pleasant weather in June and July, with plenty of sunshine and mild to moderate temperatures.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Toronto FC (men)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

Vancouver:

  • Stadium
    • BC Place (capacity 54,500)
  • Random Fact
    • Vancouver is home to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a popular tourist attraction that spans across a canyon in the Coast Mountains. The bridge is more than 137 meters long and is suspended more than 70 meters above the Capilano River. It is a popular spot for tourists to take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests, and it is also home to several other attractions, including a tree top adventure course, a cliffwalk, and a rainforest ecology tour. The bridge was first built in 1889 and has undergone several renovations and upgrades over the years.
  • World Cup Climate
    • In the months of June and July, Vancouver typically has pleasant weather, with average high temperatures ranging from the mid 60s to low 70s Fahrenheit (around 20-25 degrees Celsius). The city also experiences moderate to high humidity during this time, which can make the weather feel cooler and more comfortable.
  • Local Professional Team(s)
    • Vancouver Whitecaps (men)
  • Public Transportation System
  • Walkscore

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