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3 cities in Mexico, 11 in the United States and 2 in Canada will host the matches in 2026
Prior to the start of the World Cup in Qatar, FIFA has announced the venues for the matches of the next World Cup to be held between Mexico, the United States and Canada.
A total of 17 stadiums in 16 metropolitan areas fought to be on the final list of the 11 venues that will host the games in the United States for the first contest with 48 participating teams, and that will have Mexico and Canada as co-hosts.
Meanwhile, the Mexicans proposed they will host the BBVA stadiums in Monterrey, in the north of the country; the Akron of Guadalajara, in the west; and the mythical Azteca in Mexico City. The three cities have already hosted matches in the World Cups previously held in 1970 and 1986, although the venues in Monterrey and Guadalajara are of recent creation.
The historic Azteca was the place that hosted the finals starring Brazil and Italy in the 1970 edition and Argentina and Germany in the 1986 edition. Therefore, it will become the first stadium in history to have been part of three World Cups.
The first cities chosen were those in the western part of the region: Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Guadalajara. Then, the ceremony continued with the announcement of the headquarters in the central zone: Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Monterrey and Mexico City. Finally, the rest of the destinations that will receive the most coveted event in the world belong to the eastern sector of the soccer map: Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and New York/New Jersey.
The United States in total will host 60 of the 80 matches, including all matches from the quarterfinals onwards. In this way, the Met Life in East Rutherford, New Jersey will be one of the main places where the protagonists will seek to climb to the top of the planet. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz of Atlanta will be featured; the Houston NRG; the Kansas City Arrowhead; the Miami Hard Rock; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and Lumen Field in Seattle.
Only two of the selected stadiums were venues in the 1994 edition: the Rose Bowl, in which Brazil won on penalties against Italy, and Orland's. It should be noted that the MLS clubs have built first-class sports cities, thus having an infrastructure superior to that of the first World Cup in the United States, when the Azzurra squad trained at Pingry, a high school in Basking Ridge, New Sweater.