Following the announcement that the 2026 FIFA World Cup would be hosted in Texas cities Dallas and Houston this past summer, rumors began to circulate about where the final would be hosted. Earlier this Sunday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that the 2026 World Cup Final would be hosted in New York, New Jersey.
FIFA president Infantino held a conference at the Telemundo Center in Miami this Sunday to announce the location of the 2026 World Cup Final on July 19. The selection was between 16 host cities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Here, FIFA president Infantino officially announced New York, New Jersey as the host of the 2026 World Cup Final.
Of the cities in the United States, the following were all potential hosts: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle.
According to ESPN, the 2026 World Cup Final site was slimmed down to either Arlington’s AT&T Stadium and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
In addition to the site of the final game, the conference also revealed the allocation of the 104 games between the host cities. Houston will host five games, including a knockout round.
The opening match will be held in Mexico City on June 11, 2026. The first 2026 World Cup match in the United States will be held in Los Angeles. Dallas will host the most number of games at a total of 9.