AT&T Stadium: The Chosen Venue for the 2026 World Cup Final

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When it comes to hosting the 2026 World Cup final, it seems that FIFA might have made its decision. According to reports, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the chosen venue over the MetLife...

When it comes to hosting the 2026 World Cup final, it seems that FIFA might have made its decision. According to reports, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the chosen venue over the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Although the official announcement is scheduled for February 4th, officials from both New Jersey and Dallas claim they have not been informed of any decision by FIFA.

Despite the lack of confirmation, the Dallas bid committee remains hopeful. They have stated that FIFA has not made any formal announcement regarding the venue decision. Similarly, New Jersey officials have been told that no decision has been made yet.

AT&T Stadium in Dallas will reportedly host the World Cup final. AT&T Stadium in Dallas will reportedly host the World Cup final. (Image: AP)

New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, expressed his anticipation back in October. He mentioned that MetLife Stadium had a "50/50" chance of securing the games, but also acknowledged that Dallas was a tough competitor. Despite this, he believed that the case for hosting the finals in New Jersey was strong.

While awaiting the official announcement, Dallas continues to work with FIFA leadership to ensure that all necessary preparations are made for the 2026 tournament. FC Dallas President, Dan Hunt, shared his goal of bringing a World Cup final to Dallas. He expressed his hope and excitement for this opportunity, emphasizing the honor it would be for Texas.

Christian Pulisic celebrates a goal during a World Cup qualifier against Honduras. Christian Pulisic celebrates a goal during a World Cup qualifier against Honduras. (Image: Getty Images)

MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has a rich history of hosting major events, including Super Bowl XLVIII, WrestleMania, and various international soccer matches. FIFA officials even visited the stadium in 2021. With a seating capacity of 82,500, the venue is guaranteed to host games during the 2026 World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Notably, this will be the first time since 1994 that the men's World Cup will have matches in the area. Giants Stadium, which has now been demolished, was the previous host for seven matches during the 1994 tournament, as well as four games during the 1999 Women's World Cup.

As anticipation builds for the 2026 World Cup, soccer fans around the world eagerly await the final decision from FIFA. Whether it be AT&T Stadium in Dallas or the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, it is certain that the chosen venue will provide an incredible stage for the pinnacle of soccer's greatest event.

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