The host cities for the 2026 World Cup have been named

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The International Football Federation (FIFA) has published a list of host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Twitter to delight sports betting fans.

Each of the host cities already has a FIFA-compliant stadium, so there are no infrastructure costs to be borne in the bid. It’s noteworthy that the tournament organizers are planning to earn $11 billion from it.

World Cup venue and participants

According to FIFA, the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in 16 cities where everyone will be able to make a Vulkan bet on football. The 2026 tournament will be the first with 48 participants.

FIFA, the world governing body, has included the stadium south of Los Angeles, which was inaugurated just two years ago, in the prize giving process, which was broadcast live on US television, although the field of the stadium, which cost around five billion US dollars, is too narrow and will have to be specially rebuilt.

A total of 16 cities will host World Cup matches

In addition to Los Angeles, ten other cities from the USA have been selected as host cities: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

Before that, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: “We will not rush into a decision. We will choose the best cities for it”. Sixty of the 80 matches will be played in the USA, including all matches from the quarter-finals onwards. With Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey and San Francisco, five cities have been chosen that have already hosted the 1994 World Cup. The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, which hosted the final between Brazil and Italy at the last World Cup in the United States in 1994, was left without a spectator this time.

Mexico will host Mundial meetings in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey. Within Canada, matches will be played in Toronto and Vancouver.

Bridget Anderson, president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

“We are thrilled that Vancouver will be the official host city for the 2026 World Cup. Local businesses across Metro Vancouver are excited about the significant economic benefits of co-hosting the world’s largest tournament. By working with indigenous partners, the 2026 World Cup gives us the opportunity to show the world what our incredible region has to offer.”

Axel Schuster, CEO and sporting director of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

“We are thrilled that Vancouver has been selected as the host city for the 2026 World Cup. This is an incredible opportunity to welcome everyone back to Vancouver, as we did during the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and to once again celebrate our special city. Vancouver Whitecaps FC looks forward to the support of our partners from the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and BC Place Stadium as we prepare to welcome the world to our hometown and our stadium.”