World Cup 2026 bid releases list of potential host cities

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With the 2026 World Cup bid a joint one between the USA, Mexico and Canada, they won’t be short of host cities and stadiums to play the games.

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On Tuesday a statement was released detailing the 49 venues those behind the bid want to consider as host venues for the expanded 48-team World Cup.

If the cities and venues mentioned below submit their interest in hosting games then it will be considered.

A further shortlist is expected in September.

Via the statement, below is a list of the venues which will now come under consideration as the bid team prepare to finalize their plan to FIFA.

United States (34 cities, 37 stadiums)

Atlanta, GA: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 75,000

Baltimore, MD: M&T Bank Stadium, 71,008

Birmingham, AL: Legion Field, 71,594

Boston, MA (Foxborough, MA): Gillette Stadium, 65,892

Charlotte, NC: Bank of America Stadium, 75,400

Chicago, IL: Soldier Field, 61,500

Cincinnati, OH: Paul Brown Stadium, 65,515

Cleveland, OH: FirstEnergy Stadium, 68,710

Dallas, TX: Cotton Bowl, 92,100

Dallas, TX (Arlington, TX): AT&T Stadium, 105,000

Denver, CO: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 76,125

Detroit, MI: Ford Field, 65,000

Green Bay, WI: Lambeau Field, 81,441

Houston, TX: NRG Stadium, 71,500

Indianapolis, IN: Lucas Oil Stadium, 65,700

Jacksonville, FL: EverBank Field, 64,000

Kansas City, MO: Arrowhead Stadium, 76,416

Las Vegas, NV: Raiders Stadium, 72,000

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 78,500

Los Angeles, CA (Inglewood, CA): LA Stadium at Hollywood Park, TBD

Los Angeles, CA (Pasadena, CA): Rose Bowl, 87,527

Miami, FL: Hard Rock Stadium, 65,767

Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Bank Stadium, 63,000

Nashville, TN: Nissan Stadium, 69,143

New Orleans, LA: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 72,000

New York/New Jersey (East Rutherford, NJ): MetLife Stadium, 82,500

Orlando, FL: Camping World Stadium, 65,000

Philadelphia, PA: Lincoln Financial Field, 69,328

Phoenix, AZ (Glendale, AZ): University of Phoenix Stadium, 73,000

Pittsburgh, PA: Heinz Field, 68,400

Salt Lake City, UT: Rice-Eccles Stadium, 45,807

San Antonio, TX: Alamodome, 72,000

San Diego, CA: Qualcomm Stadium, 71,500

San Francisco/San Jose, CA (Santa Clara, CA): Levi’s Stadium, 75,000

Seattle, WA: CenturyLink Field, 69,000

Tampa, FL: Raymond James Stadium, 73,309

Washington, DC (Landover, MD): FedEx Field, 82,000

Canada (7 cities, 9 stadiums)

Calgary, Alberta: McMahon Stadium, 35,650

Edmonton, Alberta: Commonwealth Stadium, 56,335

Montrral, Quebec: Stade Olympique, 61,004

Montreal, Qubec: Stade Saputo, 20,801

Ottawa, Ontario: TD Place Stadium, 24,341

Regina, Saskatchewan: Mosaic Stadium, 30,048

Toronto, Ontario: Rogers Centre, 53,506

Toronto, Ontario: BMO Field, 28,026

Vancouver, British Columbia: BC Place, 55,165

Mexico (3 cities, 3 stadiums)

Guadalajara, Jalisco: Estadio Chivas, 45,364

Mexico City: Estadio Azteca, 87,000

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon: Estadio Rayados, 52,237