It was officially announced that the FIFA World Cup will be hosted by MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2026.
The United States last hosted the men’s FIFA World Cup in 1994 with seven games played at the former stadium in the Meadowlands including a quarterfinal and semifinal match.
“On behalf of the New York Football Giants and New York Jets, we are honored to be selected as an official venue for the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” said Ron VanDeVeen, president and CEO, MetLife Stadium in a press release. “We look forward to hosting the world’s largest sporting event and welcoming the teams and their fans from around the globe to MetLife Stadium.”
In addition to matches played at MetLife Stadium, the proposed training facilities are at Rutgers University, The Pingry School, Kean University, Red Bull Football Club Training Facility, and the New York City Football Club Training Facility.
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