2026 Committee Names 32 Cities as Potential Hosts


Concacaf logoThe United Bid Committee, a joint effort among the three CONCACAF nations of Canada, Mexico and the United States, on Wednesday said it has selected 32 cities from among an original list of 41 that could host matches of the 2026 World Cup — should the bid succeed. It would be a long shot if it did not.

The list includes four cities from Canada, three from Mexico and 25 from the United States. The cities that have been dropped from consideration are: Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Fla.; New Orleans; Ottawa; Pittsburgh; Regina, Sask.; and San Antonio.

“As we move to the next stage of the bid process, we’re even more confident we have everything needed to deliver the largest, most compelling FIFA World Cup in history and help accelerate the growth of soccer across North America and around the world,” said United Bid Chairman and U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati. “We have more than double the number of cities required to stage matches in 2026. We have a vision for growing the game and engaging fans as never before. Our biggest challenge will be finding ways to honor the enthusiasm of all the people across Canada, Mexico and the United States through the development of our united hosting concept.”

The list of 32 is below:

Canada (4)                                       Mexico (3)
Edmonton                                          Guadalajara
Montréal                                            Mexico City
Toronto                                              Monterrey

United States (25)
Atlanta                                              Miami
Baltimore                                         Minneapolis
Boston                                              Nashville
Charlotte                                         New York/New Jersey
Cincinnati                                       Orlando
Chicago                                           Philadelphia,
Dallas                                              Phoenix
Denver                                            Salt Lake City
Detroit                                             San Francisco Bay Area
Houston                                          Seattle
Kansas City, Mo.                           Tampa
Las Vegas                                       Washington
Los Angeles