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All you need to know about the 2026 World Cup stadiums
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Cian Cheesbrough
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Mexico's iconic Estadio Azteca will stage the 2026 World Cup's opening game
Mexico's iconic Estadio Azteca will stage the 2026 World Cup's opening game

We will see a World Cup like no other in 2026 with 48 teams, 104 games and three host nations.

The USA, Mexico and Canada will stage the expanded global showpiece in some fascinating venues across 16 different cities.

He is all you need to know about the stadiums that will feature at the 2026 World Cup.

Mexico

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City (83,000 capacity)

Eight games (Three group stage, one last 32, one last 16)

The tournament kicks off at Mexico's iconic Estadio Azteca on July 12, a ground which hosted World Cup finals in 1970 and 1986.

Estadio Guadalajara, Guadalajara (48,000 capacity)

Estadio Guadalajara is home to Liga MX side CD Guadalajara
Estadio Guadalajara is home to Liga MX side CD Guadalajara

Four games (group stage)

The second of three stadiums in Mexico is Zapopan's Estadio Guadalajara, one of the more eye-catching grounds which has been allocated four group games.

Estadio Monterrey (53,500 capacity)

Estadio Monterrey features stunning views of the city's mountains
Estadio Monterrey features stunning views of the city's mountains

Four games (three group stage, one last 32)

Lucky fans visiting Estadio Monterrey can take in the breathtaking views of nearby mountain Cerro de la Silla while watching their team play.

USA

Dallas Stadium (94,000 capacity)

The AT&T Stadium is the largest capacity stadium at the World Cup
The AT&T Stadium is the largest capacity stadium at the World Cup

Nine games (five group stage, two last 32, one last 16, one semi-final)

The stunning AT&T Stadium in Texas will be the busiest arena at the World Cup with a whopping nine games scheduled to take place at the home of NFL side Dallas Cowboys.

New York New Jersey Stadium (82,5000 capacity)

The MetLife Stadium will host the World Cup final
The MetLife Stadium will host the World Cup final

Eight games (Five group games, one last 32, one last 16, final)

New Jersey's MetLife Stadium — home of the New York Giants and New York Jets — has been chosen to stage the World Cup final on July 19 as well as seven other clashes across the competition.

Atlanta Stadium (75,000 capacity)

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located in Atlanta, Georgia
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located in Atlanta, Georgia

Eight games (five group stage, one last 32, one last 16, one semi-final)

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta has hosted some of American sport's biggest games including Super Bowl LIII and is a location for one of two semi-finals.

Los Angeles Stadium (70,000 capacity)

LA's SoFi Stadium hosted the 2022 Super Bowl
LA's SoFi Stadium hosted the 2022 Super Bowl

Eight games (five group stage, two last 32, one quarter-final)

The newest venue on the list, eight games will be played under the unique roof of the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, including the United States' opening fixture.

Boston Stadium (65,000 capacity)

Boston's Gilette Stadium is home to NFl side New England Patriots and MLS outfit New England Revolution
Boston's Gilette Stadium is home to NFl side New England Patriots and MLS outfit New England Revolution

Seven games (five group stage, one last 32, one quarter-final)

Gillette Stadium, one of five Major League Soccer grounds, will undergo a major renovation which will see it boast the largest outdoor stadium screen in the US that measures at a whopping 22,000 square feet.

Houston Stadium (72,000 capacity)

Houston Texans play their home games at the NRG Stadium
Houston Texans play their home games at the NRG Stadium

Seven games (five group stage, one last 32, one last 16)

Houston's NRG Stadium has plenty of football pedigree having hosted the 2010 MLS All-Star game, fixtures of both USA and Mexico as well as three games at the 2016 Copa America.

Miami Stadium (65,000 capacity)

Seven World Cup clashes will be staged at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Seven World Cup clashes will be staged at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami

Seven games (four group stage, one last 32, one quarter-final, third-place play-off)

Miami is home to Argentine superstar Lionel Messi but the city's NFL ground has been chosen over Inter Miami's, with the Hard Rock Stadium hosting seven games including the third-place play-off.

Kansas City Stadium (73,000 capacity)

Arrowhead Stadium is known for its rowdy fans
Arrowhead Stadium is known for its rowdy fans

Six games (four group stage, one last 32, one quarter-final)

The Arrowhead Stadium is home to 2020, 2023 and 2024 Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs and is certified by Guinness World Records as the loudest outdoor sports venue in the world.

Philadelphia Stadium (69,000 capacity)

Lincoln Financial Field is one of several NFL Stadiums to open its doors to football
Lincoln Financial Field is one of several NFL Stadiums to open its doors to football

Six games (five group stage, one last 16)

Philadelphia Eagles' stadium Lincoln Financial Field is a venue for a handful of the tournament's earlier fixtures including five group games and one last-16 tie.

San Francisco Bay Arena Stadium (71,000 capacity)

Levi's Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers
Levi's Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers

Six games (five group stage, one last 32)

Commonly known as the Levi's Stadium, the Santa Clara ground has hosted Super Bowl 50, WrestleMania and an NHL game since opening in 2014.

Seattle Stadium (69,000 capacity)

Lumen Field looks onto the Seattle skyline
Lumen Field looks onto the Seattle skyline

Six games (four group stage, one last 32, one last 16)

Lumen Field has a unique horseshoe shape which gives a stunning view of the Seattle skyline and is known for generating one of the louder atmospheres across the pond.

Canada

BC Place Vancouver (54,000 capacity)

BC Place is one of two host venues in Canada
BC Place is one of two host venues in Canada

Seven games (five group stage, one last 32, one last 16)

BC Place will host Canada's second and third group games and goes down as one of the most visually appealing of the lot.

Toronto Stadium (45,000 capacity)

BMO Field in Toronto was built for the U-20 World Cup in 2007
BMO Field in Toronto was built for the U-20 World Cup in 2007

Six games (five group stage, one last 32)

With steep terraces and a canopy-style roof on either side, BMO Field in Toronto is probably most akin to a Premier League stadium and is where Les Rouges kick off their World Cup campaign on July 12.

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