New Jersey To Host FIFA World Cup 2026 Final
TRENTON, NJ (IANS) – The New York New Jersey Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for the FIFA World Cup 26 final on July 19, 2026, the world soccer’s governing body FIFA announced as the schedule of the showpiece event revealed.
The 104-game tournament featuring 48 teams across 16 host cities is being co-hosted by three countries– the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
“The iconic New York New Jersey venue was awarded the honor of hosting the showpiece fixture, which will bring the curtain down on the most inclusive FIFA tournament ever,” the FIFA statement read.
The stadium for the final, which has a capacity of 82,500, opened in 2010. The ground also was the venue for the final of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, when Chile defeated Lionel Messi’s Argentina on penalties.
FIFA World Cup 26 to kick off on June 11, 2026, with hosts Mexico having the honor of getting the tournament underway in their capital city.
Like Mexico City, Toronto and Los Angeles will also host the opening matches of their respective national teams. Canada will kick off their campaign in Toronto on June 12, 2026, while the United States will begin its journey on the same day in Los Angeles. Dallas, and Atlanta will stage the highly anticipated semi-finals, while Dallas will host nine (9) matches, the most of any Host City at the tournament.