The FIFA World Cup is a famed international men’s soccer championship event. Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, organizes this event with teams from around the world competing. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, with 48 teams competing for victory. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be hosted in three different countries: The United States, Canada, and Mexico. The host cities are still being finalized, but candidates for host cities have been announced, with final confirmation expected to arrive later in 2021. Whether you want to see one of the games or all of them, we can arrange a private flight to the host cities for any of the 2026 World Cup games. Currently, the candidates include:
Boston has several professional sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins. Boston has also previously hosted three FIFA World Cup championships, including the 1994 World Cup, as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999 and 2003.
Cincinnati is home to the largest youth football club in the region, the Cincinnati United Soccer Club (CUP), and they also combine four of the area’s most recognized clubs into one comprehensive program. The Cincinnati United Soccer Club also hosts numerous events each year, from local games to regional tournaments.
Maryland’s Sports Commission consistently promotes Baltimore as one of the top cities in the state that is well known for their involvement in sports. A lot of exciting things are happening in Baltimore in the sports industry, including the possible expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center and new arena, Project C.O.R.E., and the Maryland Stadium Authority’s leadership on the 21st Century Schools Program.
Atlanta is known for hosting several major sporting events in the past, and also has a strong football presence, including several youth development programs. In addition to hosting USA national team games in the past, Atlanta also hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics. As a host for the 2026 World Cup, the city of Atlanta aims to use the opportunity to demonstrate how cutting-edge technology can create an innovative way to experience live sports.
Mexico City has a prominent presence in the football industry, with it being the only North American city that has three professional football teams: Cruz Azul, Club America, and Club UNAM. It is also one of the most practiced sports amongst residents, and the city hosts 75 professional football games annually.
Guadalajara hosted two World Cup matches in the past, including the 1970 FIFA World Cup and the 1986 FIFA World Cup, in addition to the 2011 Pan American Games and the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games. The city currently has two top division football teams: Los Zorros de Atlas and Club Deportivo/Chivas de Guadalajara. Chivas is one of the ten original members of the Mexican first Division and used to also own Chivas USA, which played in Major League Soccer in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2014.
Monterrey has hosted several major sporting events in the past, and in particular, at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento. Also simply known as CAR, the venue has hosted the Olimpiada Nacional numerous times over the years, as well as the 2014 Torneo de la Amistad and the Universidad Nacional on several occasions. Recently, the city constructed a new venue, the C.F. Monterrey Stadium. Created to hold multiple concerts annually, as well as host Liga MX games, the venue has a capacity of 51,000 people.
The City of Edmonton has hosted several major sporting and football events over the years, including the IAAF World Athletics Championship. Edmonton also hosted the biggest Canadian football crowd of the year eight times from the years 1993 to 2008, including the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002 Final and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Toronto has an interesting history directly related to football events, starting with hosting Canada’s first entry in FIFA World Cup qualifiers back in 1957. Since then, Montreal has hosted several major sporting events, including the 1974 Concacaf Youth Championship, the 1987 FIFA U-16 World Tournament, football matches at the 1976 Olympic Football Tournament, the 1998 Concacaf Women’s Championship, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, and the opening match during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.
The Olympic Stadium in Montreal has hosted the largest Canadian football crowd of the year numerous times; in fact, Montreal holds a record in Canada for highest football match attendance with 71,617 people attending the Championship Final of the 1976 Olympic Football Tournament.
Charter a private flight to the 2026 FIFA World Cup
Get a head start on your plans by chartering your private flight with Luxury Aircraft Solutions for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Contact us today to be notified when host cities are finalized, and we can arrange the private flight itinerary that best suits your preferences based on the games you’d like to attend, your departing airport, and the airport closest to the events you’re attending.