Thursday 09 September 2021, 16:00

FIFA kicks off venue visits to FIFA World Cup 2026™ candidate host cities

  • First round of visits will run from 15 to 23 September

  • FIFA delegation will visit nine US candidates, starting in Boston and concluding in Miami

Following various virtual sessions and continued exchange on a wide range of technical matters, FIFA will launch the first venue visits to the FIFA World Cup 2026 candidate host cities on 15 September.

The initial tour will last nine days, with visits to the following US cities: Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.

The remaining US bidding venues, as well as those in Canada and Mexico, will be visited by the end of November. This series of visits is a key step in selecting the best venues for the tournament, with a view to finalising this highly competitive selection process by Q1/Q2 2022.

The overall delegation will be led by FIFA Vice-President and Concacaf President Victor Montagliani, and will include FIFA experts across multiple fields, including venue management, stadium and city infrastructure, team facilities, commercial, bidding and legal.