Toronto named FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City

Toronto named FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City

The FIFA World Cup 2026 will be held in Toronto, Vancouver, and 14 additional cities in Mexico and the United States, according to the FIFA announcement. In the history of the FIFA World Cup, this venue selection procedure is the most competitive.

Throughout the 32-day tournament, Toronto will host numerous games at BMO Field as well as significant fan events all across the city. FIFA will decide which tournament games will take place in Toronto at a later time.

For host towns and nations, the FIFA World Cup has substantial positive effects on the economy, culture, and local communities. It also raises the international prominence of host cities. The event's predicted large economic impact will support Toronto's long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the hard-hit tourism sector.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first tournament ever to have 48 teams and take place in three different nations. Up to 10 nationalities playing in Toronto will increase the city's pride in its multiculturalism and diversity. The event will affect all areas and create a sense of anticipation and togetherness for the upcoming four years and beyond.

In 2018, a combined bid by Canada, Mexico, and the United States won the right to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Eighty matches will be played across sixteen North American cities, with 10 of those matches likely to take place in Canada. Toronto's participation in the competition to be the host city was approved by City Council in January 2018.