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Texas Venues Being Considered For 2026 World Cup Matches

June 13, 2018 - 10:29 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America, and several of those matches may be coming to Texas.

The North American bid included 23 candidates to serve as a host city for the 2026 World Cup. Of those, FIFA will select 16 of them to host matches. 

North Texas could host matches and practices at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and Toyota Stadium in Frisco, where FC Dallas plays.

Houston was named as a candidate for games at NRG Stadium and the Houston Dynamo's BBVA Compass Stadium.

The 2026 World Cup will include 80 matches, with 60 of them set to take place in the United States. Mexico and Canada will split the other 20. 

FIFA will choose locations over the next three years.

The cities and stadiums under consideration are:

United States (10 to be selected)

Atlanta, GA: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Baltimore, MD: M&T Bank Stadium

Boston, MA (Foxborough, MA): Gillette Stadium

Cincinnati, OH: Paul Brown Stadium

Dallas, TX (Arlington, TX): Cotton Bowl/AT&T Stadium

Denver, CO: Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Houston, TX: NRG Stadium

Kansas City, MO: Arrowhead Stadium

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum/ Rose Bowl/LA Stadium at Hollywood Park

Miami, FL: Hard Rock Stadium

Nashville, TN: Nissan Stadium

New York/New Jersey (East Rutherford, NJ): MetLife Stadium

Orlando, FL: Camping World Stadium

Philadelphia, PA: Lincoln Financial Field

San Francisco/San Jose, CA (Santa Clara, CA): Levi’s Stadium

Seattle, WA: CenturyLink Field

Washington, DC (Landover, MD): FedEx Field

Canada (3)

Edmonton, Alberta: Commonwealth Stadium

Montréal, Québec: Stade Olympique/Stade Saputo

Toronto, Ontario: Rogers Centre/BMO Field

Mexico (3)

Guadalajara, Jalisco: Estadio Chivas

Mexico City: Estadio Azteca

Monterrey, Nuevo León: Estadio Rayados