Toronto, Vancouver Chosen Among Host cities for FIFA 2026 Worldcup

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Toronto, Vancouver Chosen Among Host cities for FIFA 2026 Worldcup

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FIFA has chosen Vancouver’s B.C. Place and Toronto’s BMO Field to host games during the 2026 World Cup. The other Canadian city in the running was Edmonton.

BC Place will host the games in Vancouver, with a guarantee of a new grass playing surface. Other venues across the province will host training camps in the lead-up to the summer event four years from now.

The tournament, which will be the first-ever to be shared by three different countries, will have its games hosted in 17 different venues across 16 cities, 12 of which are in the United States, two in Canada, and three in Mexico.

The host cities are Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, New York, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Mexico City.

2026 FIFA World Cup Host City Announcement – Press Conference

The tournament’s western region host cities will be Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Guadalajara.

The central region host cities will be Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Monterrey, and Mexico City.

The east region games will be in Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York/New Jersey.

“We are very proud of Canada’s candidate host cities for putting together substantial and compelling bids for the FIFA World Cup 2026,” said Dr. Nick Bontis, Canada Soccer President on the Canada Soccer Website. “The competition for venue selection was the most robust in FIFA’s history. Today’s success is a testament to the cities, provinces, and federal government’s commitment and dedication in pursuit of hosting the most prestigious single sporting event in the world. We congratulate Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia, we also wish to express our sincere appreciation to Edmonton, Alberta for their historic support and desire to contribute to the growth and development of our sport in this country by hosting FIFA competitions.”

The positive impacts of hosting the FIFA World Cup 2026 will extend well beyond the matches hosted in Canada. Hosting the world’s premier soccer showcase will create tangible legacy programs that continue the original bid vision of unity, certainty, and opportunity.

The expanded format of the FIFA World Cup 2026 also provides additional opportunities for Canadian cities to host international matches in the four-year runway to the competition as well as team base camps during the FIFA World Cup 2026. Canada Soccer will continue to engage fans from coast to coast as the excitement builds to Canada, Mexico, and the United States welcoming the world in 2026.

“We have the rare opportunity of coming together as three neighboring nations to use sport to transform and improve lives and communities,” said Dr. Bontis. “We look forward to supporting the host cities, our partners across Canada and in the USA and Mexico, and FIFA to deliver what is certain to be the biggest and best FIFA World Cup in history. The FIFA World Cup 2026 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to impact and grow the game in Canada as we welcome the world.”

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