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It has been confirmed that C.F. Monterrey's picturesque Estadio BBVA stadium in Mexico has been selected to host games at the 2026 World Cup.
Three cities in Mexico have also been selected; Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey – the largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon.
Your #FIFAWorldCup 2026 Host Cities:— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2022
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Monterrey, a city that hosted multiple group stage games and a quarter-final during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, is home to one of the best views in world football.
CF Monterrey's stadium, the Estadio BBVA, is located in the Guadalupe suburb of Monterrey. It currently has a capacity of 51,000 and cost a total of $2.3 billion to build.
The design is said to have been inspired by the mountains that surround the city, while the roof structure has been compared to the body of an armadillo.
All we know is, this is going to be a quite spectacular venue for one of the best events in the sporting calendar.
Monterrey has been selected as one of the stadiums for the 2026 World Cup. What a setting to watch a game of football that is. pic.twitter.com/HEhieKVvKf— HLTCO (@HLTCO) June 17, 2022
the stadium that in four years will be hosting a World Cup My House House of My Rayados Club De Futbol Monterrey.— Pablo Danyel Rodríguez Villaseñor jr (@pablodanielrdzv) June 16, 2022
Soon it will be full of so many people and it will be its first World Cup in this magnificent and luxurious stadium. @FIFAWorldCup @fifaworldcup_es 😱🏆⚽💪😎 pic.twitter.com/WMqM5Y90tY
In terms of stadiums that have been selected to host World Cup matches in the U.S, the 82,500 capacity MetLife Stadium in New York is one of the stand out venues.
The Hard Rock Stadium (Miami) and AT&T Stadium (Dallas) also feature alongside the Gillette Stadium in Boston.
Here's the U.S list in full: New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium); Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium); Dallas (AT&T Stadium); San Francisco Bay Area (Levi's Stadium); Miami (Hard Rock Stadium); Atlanta (Mercedes-Benz Stadium); Seattle (Lumen Field); Houston (NRG Stadium); Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field); Kansas City, Missouri (Arrowhead Stadium); and Boston (Gillette Stadium).
Just some of the stadiums hosting the 2026 World Cup. 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/ruM20cvkGb— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) June 17, 2022
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says they will try and make sure that teams and fans don't have to travel too much in different areas: West, Central and East.
"This part of the world doesn't realise what will happen here 2026. I mean these three countries will be upside down and then flipped again back," Infantino said.
"The world will be invading Canada, Mexico, and the United States and they will be invaded by a big wave of joy and of happiness because that's what football is about."
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