SoFi Stadium is the perfect place for people to watch big-time sporting events.
As long as it doesn’t rain.
And as long as the event isn’t the World Cup Final.
According to the Times of London, via USA Today, SoFi Stadium may be unable to host the ultimate soccer match in 2026 because the field isn’t wide enough. To get there, seats would need to be removed — and that would take the maximum capacity of SoFi Stadium below the FIFA minimum of 80,000.
AT&T Stadium in Dallas, SoFi Stadium, and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey were believed to be the favorites. It’s odd, frankly, that this issue didn’t emerge before SoFi became widely regarded as one of the three potential places where the match could be played.
It may just be a leverage play aimed at getting better terms for the World Cup Final, whether from SoFi or from one of the other finalists. FIFA seems to know a thing or two about getting the best possible deal.
Allegedly. Or actually.