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Mexico Metropolis’s iconic Azteca Stadium and the Los Angeles Rams’ multi-billion greenback SoFi Stadium are amongst 16 venues to host video games on the 2026 World Cup.

The primary 48-team World Cup will probably be held in 16 venues throughout 11 US cities, together with three venues in Mexico and two in Canada.

It marks the primary time three international locations have hosted the event.

The Azteca Stadium will even be the primary venue to characteristic in three separate World Cups.

Los Angeles’ Pasadena Rose Bowl, which hosted the 1994 World Cup closing, has not been included.

One other notable absence was the US capital, Washington DC, which was one among 9 host cities the final time the US staged the event.

The joint bid from Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland, was one among six that weren’t chosen alongside Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Orlando and Edmonton.

“It has been an extremely aggressive course of. All of the cities have been superb. This was a really, very tough alternative,” stated Fifa’s chief competitions and occasions officer Colin Smith.

“You possibly can’t think about a World Cup coming to the US. and the capital metropolis not taking a significant a task as effectively.”

All 11 stadiums within the US are dwelling to NFL groups and embody the New York Giants’ MetLife Stadium and $5bn SoFi Stadium that hosted this yr’s Tremendous Bowl.

Each venues are contenders to host the 2026 closing, however Fifa president Gianni Infantino stated world soccer’s governing physique will take their time with a choice.

“There are nonetheless some discussions to go on and we’ll definitely select the very best cities for the openings and the finals,” he informed Fox Tv.

“However each match will probably be a closing at this World Cup.”

Full listing of venues

Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Boston – Gillette Stadium

Dallas – AT&T Stadium

Guadalajara – Estadio Akron

Houston – NRG Stadium

Kansas Metropolis – Arrowhead Stadium

Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium

Mexico Metropolis – Estadio Azteca

Miami – Laborious Rock Stadium

Monterrey – Estadio BBVA

New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium

Philadelphia – Lincoln Monetary Area

San Francisco Bay Space – Levi’s Stadium

Seattle – Lumen Area

Toronto – BMO Area

Vancouver – BC Place

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