New Jersey is set to host the grand finale of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, marking the finale of a tournament spanning three nations and featuring a total of 104 matches.
The United States, Mexico, and Canada will jointly host the event, with the inaugural match slated for June 11, 2026, at Mexico City’s historic Estadio Azteca.
FIFA announced that the finale of the 2026 World Cup, along with its comprehensive schedule, will unfold in New Jersey, home to the esteemed New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League. The collaborative effort of the United States, Canada, and Mexico in hosting the 48-team World Cup will culminate on July 19 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Canada will host 13 matches, with Toronto and Vancouver each hosting ten group-stage games, while Mexico is slated to host 13 matches, including ten in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey during the initial group phase.
The tournament’s remaining events will take place in eleven cities across the United States. Inaugural matches for the national teams of the host countries will occur in Toronto, Mexico City, and Los Angeles. MetLife Stadium, boasting a capacity of 82,500 seats, previously hosted the 2016 Copa America Centenario final.