The United States has been selected as one of three countries, along with Mexico and Canada, to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This will be the first time the United States has hosted the tournament since 1994.
On Thursday, Atlanta was selected as one of 11 US cities to host World Cup games in 2026. The matches will be held at the Sokolov house, at the Mercedes-Benz stadium.
Other US cities are Seattle, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York/New Jersey. Five more cities – Vancouver, Toronto, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey – will host the games.
Atlanta is no stranger to the world of football as owner of the Falcons Arthur Blank also owns Atlanta United, an MLS team. Since joining MLS in 2017, Atlanta United have reached two Eastern Conference Finals, one MLS Cup, one US Open Cup and one Campeones Cup.
The team’s rapid ascent into the MLS has made Atlanta one of the nation’s biggest football cities, and its participation in the 2026 World Cup will only accelerate that growth.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is due to start this November in Qatar as the United States is placed in Group B along with England, Iran and Wales.
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