SoFi Stadium in Inglewood has been selected to host World Cup 2026 games by FIFA, the governing body of international soccer.
FIFA announced a total of 16 North American cities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada would be hosts to the sport’s biggest international tournament.
“As a world-class soccer city with numerous iconic stadiums as well as three incredible professional soccer teams, the Los Angeles area celebrates SoFi Stadium being selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission said on Thursday.
The state-of-the-art stadium in Los Angeles County opened to the public in 2021, hosting Super Bowl LVI, with the championship Los Angeles Rams winning the crown in their home field.
The host cities include:
- Kansas City
- Los Angeles/SoFi Stadium
- New York/New Jersey
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Mexico City
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in the State of Qatar from November 21 to December 18.
It will also be the final World Cup tournament to feature 32 teams, as the number will increase to 48 for the North American tournament in 2026.
A total of 80 matches are expected for 2026 and the host for the final match was not yet revealed.