FIFA reveals 16 host cities and their stadiums

From the east coast to the west coast via Texas, it is to a real crossing through America that the Mondial will invite us.

In America

Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium† Inaugurated in 2017, this stadium can accommodate 65,085 people in FIFA configuration. The Atlanta United team, playing in the North American Championship (MLS) and the Atlanta Falcons, American football franchise (NFL) play there at home.

Boston Gillette Stadium† Not far in Foxborough, the lair of the New England Patriots (NFL) and the New England Revolution (MLS) was founded in 2002. The capacity in FIFA configuration will be 60,335 seats. It’s Boston’s second time hosting World Cup games, after 1994. At the time, they were played nearby at Foxboro Stadium, which has since been destroyed.

Dallas – AT&T Stadium† This stadium, owned by the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), has a retractable roof in the shape of an American football. It will have a capacity of 80,415 seats (Fifa standards). Inaugurated in 2009, this space hosts many other sporting events (Boxing, NBA All-Star Game) and is located in suburban Dallas Arlington, not far from the former Cotton Bowl that hosted the 1994 World Cup games. . played.

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens during a 2016 NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.

Houston – NRG Stadium† The Houston Texans (NFL), but also the Houston Dynamo (MLS) receive there. The largest rodeo in the world is also held there. Equipped with a sliding roof, it has an air conditioning system so that the 62,444 spectators (Fifa configuration) are not affected by high temperatures.

Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium† The Chiefs arena is one of the hottest and loudest in the NFL. Founded in 1972, the capacity will be 69,070 places.

Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium† Costing approximately $5 billion and seating 70,240, this state-of-the-art stadium is located in Inglewood, Greater LA, and was inaugurated in 2020. The Rams won the last Super Bowl at home there in February. The Chargers, the other NFL team in town, also play there.

Miami – Hard Rock Stadium† Since its inauguration in 1987, the Miami Dolphins (NFL) have called it home. The stadium seats 60,404 people (Fifa configuration). Many sporting events take place here, including the Miami Tennis Tournament.

New York – MetLife Stadium† Located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, this stadium is shared by New York’s two NFL teams, the Jets and Giants. Inaugurated in 2010, it has a seating capacity of 82,500 and hosted the Copa America centenary final in 2016.

Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Area. Built in 2003, this 62,123-seat stadium hosts the Eagles (NFL) games. It was inaugurated by a friendly football match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona.

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during the first half of an NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants in September 2011.

San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium† Located in Santa Clara, about 60 km from San Francisco, this stadium was built in 2014, with a capacity of 61,198 seats in FIFA configuration, mainly that of the 49ers (NFL). We played football there in 2016, during the centenary of the Copa America.

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California during an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers.

Seattle – Lumen Field. Built in 2012, the stadium in the capital of Washington state (on the west coast) seats 61,812 people in FIFA configuration. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) and the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) play at home.

Lumen Field in Seattler, Washington, during an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, in November 2021, in Seattle.

In Mexico

Guadalajara – Estadio Omnilife† Located in the neighboring city of Zapopan, inaugurated in 2010, with a capacity of 42,542 seats in FIFA configuration, the stadium will host the matches of Club Deportivo Guadalajara (D1/MEX). World Under-17 competitions were held in 2011.

Mexico City – Estadio Azteca† This football cathedral was the scene of the 1970 World Cup final, won by Brazil against Pelé against Italy (4-1), and then of the 1986 World Cup, which was won by Argentina against Diego Maradona at the expense of the FRG (3 -2). It had also been the scene of trials at the 1968 Summer Olympics, two years after its inauguration. The stadium has a capacity of 87,523 seats.

The Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City, on March 16, 2019.

Monterrey – BBVA Bancomer Stadium† It was established in 2015 and has a capacity of 47,662 seats, in FIFA configuration. CF Monterrey Rayados AC (D1/MEX), play their matches there.

In Canada

Toronto – MET field. Established in 2007, the 40,000-seat stadium is that of Toronto FC (MLS). The national football and rugby teams also play there. The stadium also hosted World Under 20 matches in 2007.

Vancouver – BC Place Stadium† The stadium was inaugurated in 1983 and renovated in 2011. It was Canada’s first domed stadium before collapsing in 2007 with no casualties. Since then, a sliding roof has been installed. With a seating capacity of 59,841 it is the home of the Whitecaps franchise (MLS). It was where the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics were held.

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