Houston named World Cup 2026 host site

By Tyler Tyre, Sports Editor
Posted 6/18/22

Houston was picked as one of 16 sites for the 2026 men’s World Cup on Thursday, as the tournament will be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Houston named World Cup 2026 host site

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One of the most diverse cities in the United States will play host to the 2026 World Cup.

Houston was picked as one of 16 sites for the 2026 men’s World Cup on Thursday, as the tournament will be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

It will be the first time Houston will host World Cup matches, as the city was not picked as a host.

NRG Stadium will host the games for Houston, while PNC Stadium will host the teams for their training sessions.

The 2026 World cup will be the first to feature 48 teams,  and 60 in total will be played in the United States, while Mexico and Canado will both have 10 games hosted in their countries.

The highest attended world cup of all time came in 1994, when the United States hosted the tournament for the first time.

It will be the biggest sporting event to come to Houston since the 2017 Super Bowl, which generated around $347 million. A world cup could bring upwards of $1 billion to the city.

FIFA will announce at a future date how many games each site is will host and which teams will play at each site.

Washington D.C and Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville and Orlando were other U.S. cities that bid to be World Cup sites that weren’t selected.

Following is the full list of the Men’s World Cup 2026 host cities

Atlanta

Boston

Dallas

Guadalajara, Mexico

Houston

Kansas City, MO.

Los Angeles

Mexico City, Mexico

Miami

Monterrey, Mexico

New York

Philadelphia

San Francisco, CA.

Seattle, WA

Toronto, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

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