11 NFL stadiums to host 2026 World Cup games

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The 2026 World Cup will be spread across the United States, Canada and Mexico, and all 11 American host cities will play their games in NFL stadiums.

The stadiums for the Falcons, Texans, Dolphins, Eagles, Seahawks, Chiefs, Cowboys, Patriots, 49ers, Jets and Giants, and Rams and Chargers will all host World Cup games.

As NFL teams play in increasingly expensive stadiums, they are increasingly needing to host more than just 10 NFL games a year to justify the high costs. World Cup games draw large crowds and bring in tourists from around the world, so NFL teams and cities were eager to host games.

Baltimore, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Denver all attempted to host World Cup games in their NFL stadiums but were not selected.

9 responses to “11 NFL stadiums to host 2026 World Cup games

  1. Weird they would pick stadiums with artifical surfaces since world cup games have to be played on natural grass…

  2. Why would the Dolphins get it in that heat? Ridiculous. It’s why the World Cup this year was stupidly moved to November in Dubai.

    It’s way too hot.

  3. I went to an MLS game for the first time last weekend. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Soccer sucks. Ted Lasso romanticized soccer, but it still sucks. No sport should be able to end in a 0-0 tie. I will say, if you have any major injury or ailment, find a soccer field. Those guys get hurt all the time. Brutal and painful injuries to watch. But thankfully, soccer fields have some sort of magical healing properties because the guys playing are fine after a minute or two. It’s miraculous to witness.

  4. I assume every single soccer player is right now saying, ‘can we add Las Vegas please!!!!!’.

  5. “bring in tourists from around the world”

    And their boatloads of money to the community. Events like these are just another example why public money to fund these stadiums is needed and shouldnt fall squarely and only on the NFL team owner

  6. lonespeed says:
    June 17, 2022 at 8:29 am
    I went to an MLS game for the first time last weekend. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Soccer sucks. Ted Lasso romanticized soccer, but it still sucks. No sport should be able to end in a 0-0 tie. I will say, if you have any major injury or ailment, find a soccer field. Those guys get hurt all the time. Brutal and painful injuries to watch. But thankfully, soccer fields have some sort of magical healing properties because the guys playing are fine after a minute or two. It’s miraculous to witness.

    ————-

    There’s your problem right there. MLS.

  7. touchback6 says:
    June 17, 2022 at 8:22 am
    Why would the Dolphins get it in that heat? Ridiculous. It’s why the World Cup this year was stupidly moved to November in Dubai.

    It’s way too hot.

    Big difference between 32 and 49.

  8. To anyone saying soccer is boring. I suggest you watch soccer from the top flight leagues in Europe. They take their soccer seriously out there. Makes for a beautiful game.

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