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Rob.    1975

They tightened the rules precisely to guarantee themselves USA 2026. They didn't want options.

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FYI    1130

Interesting - guess that just makes the banter between USA vs Canada for 2026 between some of the posters here from earlier this year all the more amusing then lol. 

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Quaker2001    1156

2026 World Cup bid: The 49 stadiums being considered across USA, Mexico, Canada

United States (34 cities, 37 stadiums):

Metropolitan Market Stadium Capacity

Atlanta, GA

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

75,000

Baltimore, MD

M&T Bank Stadium

71,008

Birmingham, AL

Legion Field

71,594

Boston, MA (Foxborough)

Gillette Stadium

65,892

Charlotte, NC

Bank of America Stadium

75,400

Chicago, IL

Soldier Field

61,500

Cincinnati, OH

Paul Brown Stadium

65,515

Cleveland, OH

FirstEnergy Stadium

68,710

Dallas, TX

Cotton Bowl

92,100

Dallas, TX (Arlington)

AT&T Stadium

105,000

Denver, CO

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

76,125

Detroit, MI

Ford Field

65,000

Green Bay, WI

Lambeau Field

81,441

Houston, TX

NRG Stadium

71,500

Indianapolis, IN

Lucas Oil Stadium

65,700

Jacksonville, FL

EverBank Field

64,000

Kansas City, MO

Arrowhead Stadium

76,416

Las Vegas, NV

Raiders Stadium

72,000

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

78,500

Los Angeles, CA (Inglewood)

L.A. Stadium at Hollywood Park

TBD

Los Angeles, CA (Pasadena)

Rose Bowl

87,527

Miami Gardens, FL

Hard Rock Stadium

65,767

Minneapolis, MN

U.S. Bank Stadium

63,000

Nashville, TN

Nissan Stadium

69,143

New Orleans, LA

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

72,000

New York/New Jersey (East Rutherford)

MetLife Stadium

82,500

Orlando, FL

Camping World Stadium

65,000

Philadelphia, PA

Lincoln Financial Field

69,328

Phoenix, AZ (Glendale)

University of Phoenix Stadium

73,000

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Field

68,400

Sal Lake City, UT

Rice-Eccles Stadium

45,807

San Antonio, TX

Alamodome

72,000

San Diego, CA

Qualcomm Stadium

71,500

San Francisco/San Jose, CA (Santa Clara)

Levi's Stadium

72,000

Seattle, WA

CenturyLink Field

69,000

Tampa, FL

Raymond James Stadium

73,309

Washington, DC (Landover)

FedEx Field

82,000

Canada (seven cities, nine stadiums):

Metropolitan Market  Stadium Capacity

Calgary, Alberta

McMahon Stadium

35,650

Edmonton, Alberta

Commonwealth Stadium

56,335

Montreal, Quebec

Stade Olympique

61,004

Montreal, Quebec

Stade Saputo

20,801

Ottawa, Ontario

TD Place Stadium

24,341

Regina Saskatchewan Mosaic Stadium 30,048

Toronto, Ontario

Rogers Centre

53,506

Toronto, Ontario

BMO Field

28,026

Vancouver, British Columbia

BC Place

55,165

Mexico (three cities, three stadiums):

Metropolitan Market Stadium Capacity

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Estadio Chivas

45,364

Mexico City

Estadio Azteca

87,000

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Estadio Rayados

52,237

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LatinXTC    262

I'm curious why there are only 3 stadiums recommended from Mexico and a bunch of trash stadiums from Canada recommended. At least all of Mexico's stadiums have a large capacity and soccer-specific, whereas a lot of the ones in Canada are piss poor in size or just a completely stupid suggestion, like Rogers Center. But I guess now that they expanded the teams playing tp 48 the capacity of all stadiums might not have to be 30,000 or more.

Also, the US should throw out the Birmingham AL and Green Bay Wi stadiums for suggestion, and probably a few others. The last thing we need is to host an international event where we'll have people from all over the country visiting a city in one of the most racist states in the US, especially in our current social climate. And also, Green Bay is not a place worth visiting other than for a football game.

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Nacre    167

The individual countries obviously chose their own stadium suggestions, and the Canadian and Mexican stadiums reflect the realities of the football/soccer associations in those countries. The Canadian Soccer Association is hitching onto a US bid for the World Cup to try and grow their public awareness and the sport in general in their country. The CSA has listed as many stadiums as possible to try and generate excitement across Canada. Mexico, on the other hand, is already crazy about futbol. They don't need to drum up public support across the country.

I think Canada will ultimately choose Vancouver to go in a group stage with Seattle and one of the Californian stadiums, and Toronto + Montreal to go along with a midwestern US city. Maybe Seattle, Vancouver and Calgary could form a group together.

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FYI    1130

Out of the proposed 49 stadiums, about a 1/3 will be on the final 2026 list. After a venue or two in each Canada (Toronto & Montreal) & Mexico (MC & Guadalajara), that means about a dozen locations left to be across the U.S. 

I see a lot of the new(er) stadiums in the big markets being a sure thing, like Levi & Inglewood in CA, a stadium or two in the South (i.e. Dallas &/or Atlanta), another stadium or two in the Midwest (i.e. Chicago &/or Minneapolis or maybe Detriot), & the rest being in the major Northeast market (NYC/Boston/DC/maybe Philly). Those other stadiums in those piddly cities won't be on there anyway.

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Quaker2001    1156

Yea, this is a preliminary list.  At least half of those stadiums won't make the final cut and there's a few there that clearly will be the first to go.

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intoronto    631

Each city bid with their venues, I don't think they had a choice on the venues. Its boggling Winnipeg is not on the list (ie it means Winnipeg chose not to bid).

Rogers Center is probably the worst stadium on the list (as in chances to host). Its in the process of being converted to a baseball only stadium. BMO field was expanded with the 2026 World Cup in mind and if Toronto hosts that will be the stadium that hosts games.

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