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Dallas, Houston among 16 host cities selected for 2026 FIFA World Cup

AT&T stadium in Arlington is among 16 host venues for the 2026 World Cup.
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AT&T stadium in Arlington is among 16 host venues for the 2026 World Cup.

Two cities from Texas have been selected among the group of cities that will be hosting games for the 2026 FIFA World Cup which will take place in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

AT&T stadium in Arlington, and NRG stadium in Houston will host multiple games for the World Cup.

For the 2026 tournament, the World Cup will be expanding from 32 to 48 teams, while the number of games will increase from 64 to 80.

The U.S. is expected to host 60 games, with Canada and Mexico hosting another 10 games each.

The 16 venues selected include:

Lumen Field in Seattle.

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

NRG Stadium in Houston.

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

BC Place in Vancouver.

BMO Field in Toronto.

Estadio Akron in Guadalajara.

Estadio BBVA in Monterrey

Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Each venue is expected to host about four to six games each.

The Rose Bowl, which hosted the World Cup Final in 1994 and the Women's World Cup final in 1999 - was passed over in favor of SoFi stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Rams - paving the way for Metlife stadium to host the final.

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Edwin Delgado

Edwin Delgado is an ABC-7 producer.

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