Where Are Teams Staying for 2026 World Cup?


FIFA announced 24 potential “Team Base Camps” for the 2026 World Cup.

More locations will be announced in the next 18 months to accommodate the 48 teams (though, wouldn’t it be fun if teams had to share a spot with one other team?). This page will be updated as more is announced and will add visual maps like we did for 2022 and 2023.

One of our favorite ever World Cup memories is being able to watch the Dutch team practice from our apartment window in Leblon area of Rio de Janeiro in 2014.

Non-Host Cities Included

Notably, nine cities outside the host cities are included as potential base camps: Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Irvine, Louisville, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Westfield (Indianapolis).

Why would a team stay outside a host city for a base camp?

From a team perspective, they’ll have to travel regardless for matches so they may wish to remove themselves from the commotion of a host city. Previous tournaments saw different strategies where some teams try to isolate themselves as much as possible where others want the players and staff to feel the excitement of the moment.

Playing host to a participating team also enables more fans across the host nations to feel more connected. With 48 teams, there’s plenty of opportunity for fans not located near a host city to see their favorite players.

When Are Team Camps Finalized?

Teams will choose their final base camp locations after the Final Draw in late 2025, where they will learn the geographic zones for their group matches.

Cities Can Still Submit Their Facilities for Consideration

FIFA is open to expressions of interest from other cities and towns to propose facilities as potential team base camps.

It doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility for a college town in the US to be selected as a team base camp and we’re here for it.


Salt Lake city is the furthest base camp away from any host city based on distance. However, this location would allow a remote getaway that is in a beautiful area of USA with a quick flight to any matches in the West and Central Regions.

Chattanooga is not that far removed from Atlanta. It is only a 90 minutes drive to the Host City while also boasting an airport that will allow for quick travel in and out for teams.

Green Bay would be a very unique stay and training camp at a hallowed NFL grounds of the Green Bay Packers.

It will be interesting to see what other cities are added as options through December 2025 and what gets selected.

Current List of Team Base Camp Potentials

This will be updated as we learn more and then edited once all Team Camps are signed.

Host Cities w/ Team Camp Proposals (Training Site / Paired Hotel)


  • Atlanta United Training Centre / JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
  • Kennesaw State University / InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Dallas-Ft. Worth

  • Dallas Baptist University / Westin Dallas Downtown
  • FC Dallas Stadium / Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West
  • University of Dallas / Omni Las Colinas Hotel
  • Texas Christian University / Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel


  • Chivas Verde Valle / Hard Rock Hotel Guadalajara

Kansas City

  • KC Current Training Facility / Hotel Kansas City – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
  • Sporting KC Training Centre / Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center
  • University of Kansas / Stonehill Lawrence, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Mexico City

  • Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) / On-site accommodation (CAR)
  • La Nueva Casa del Futbol – Toluca / DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca


  • Rayados Training Centre / The Westin Monterrey Valle


  • Philadelphia Union / Hotel Du Pont

Non-Host City w/ Team Camp Proposals (Training Site / Paired Hotel)


  • Baylor School / The Read House


  • FC Cincinnati / To be confirmed

Green Bay

  • Lambeau Field / Lodge Kohler


  • Grand Park Sports Campus / Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel


  • Great Park Sports Complex / Marriott Irvine Spectrum


  • Louisville City / Omni Louisville Hotel

St. Louis

  • Saint Louis University / Magnolia Hotel St. Louis

Salt Lake City

  • RSL Training Centre / RSL Training Academy Residence
  • University of Utah / Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

San Antonio

  • San Antonio Stadium / Kimpton Santo Hotel

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