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Monterrey's Stadium Has Been Selected To Host Games At The 2026 World Cup

Monterrey's Stadium Has Been Selected To Host Games At The 2026 World Cup

The tournament will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in three North American countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

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.

On Thursday night, FIFA confirmed the 16 cities across the USA, Canada and Mexico that will host the World Cup in 2026, with Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston featuring in the list.

Three cities in Mexico have also been selected; Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey – the largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon.

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.

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).

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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Topics: Football World Cup, USA