The 2026 World Cup is set to break records in more ways than one.
This will be the first World Cup to be hosted in three countries – USA, Canada and Mexico and will also be the first tournament in which 48 teams will participate instead of the standard 32.
With a record-breaking tournament expected, millions all over the world will want to get closer to the action. As betting regulations relax across America, bettors across the US will be able to use various licensed legal betting sites to find their perfect World Cup wagers.
The buzz of the tournament is only going to grow further as the 2026 FIFA World Cup schedule is finally set to be announced. After months of waiting, we will find out which American city will have the honor of hosting the final.
With some of the best stadiums in America, we take a look at where the 2026 showpiece might take place.
SoFi Stadium – Los Angeles
A city to the stars, many believe that LA is the perfect city to host the final of one of sport’s biggest games. California has already hosted the final of the World Cup when the Rose Bowl played host to Brazil and Italy back in 1994.
With the Rose Bowl seen as a stadium of yesteryear, California’s new jewel in the crown is SoFi Stadium.
Opened back in 2020, SoFi Stadium is one of the newest and most glamorous stadiums in the world. Home to both the LA Rams and LA Chargers, it has already hosted the Super Bowl and has quickly established itself as a world leading concert venue.
With a capacity to hold 70,000 fans and an infrastructure to broadcast all over the world, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the biggest game in soccer was held in this superb venue.
AT&T Stadium – Dallas
Since 2009, AT&T Stadium has been the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Owned by Jerry Jones, the Cowboys have become the most valuable sporting franchise in the world and have helped make AT&T one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.
Consisting of a truly stunning design and a fully retractable roof (which could be valuable to mask against the fierce Texan sun), AT&T isn’t just content to host NFL games and has hosted a string of major world title fights, a Super Bowl and has also become a major concert venue.
They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and a World Cup Final in Dallas could be a truly memorable occasion.
MetLife Stadium – New York
Opened back in 2010, MetLife Stadium is another NFL venue and is the home ground to both the New York Jets and New York Giants.
Boasting a capacity of 82,000, there would be plenty of appeal in hosting a World Cup Final in one of the most vibrant and energetic cities in the world.
Similarly to LA, New York has deep roots to the 1994 World Cup with numerous games being held in the old Giant Stadium, including the semi-final.
MetLife has an advantage over both SoFi and AT&T as they have hosted regular international soccer matches and have welcomed teams such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona to play on its hallowed turf.
Whereas SoFi and AT&T will need work to make it soccer ready, that problem doesn’t exist with MetLife and that could make it an extremely attractive venue for the final.