New Jersey: FIFA World Cup 26 Finals To Be Held At MetLife Stadium
We are still over two years away from the 2026 FIFA World Cup, but the excitement is already building. Over the weekend it was announced that MetLife Stadium will be hosting the quarterfinals of the 2026 FIFA World Cup 26. Furthermore, it was revealed that the home of the Giants and Jets will be the site of the FIFA World Cup final match on July 19.
The United States Men’s team will begin their journey on the opposite coast. They will start their 2026 World Cup at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles a month earlier. In fact, all of their group-level games will be out west between Los Angeles and Seattle. The last time the World Cup was held in the United States was 1994.
FIFA World Cup 26 USA Overview
48 teams in total will participate in this next World Cup. Overall, the tournament will consist of 104 matched over three countries. The United States will take on much of that. In fact, 16 cities across North America will serve as hosts. A week before the championship game, the semi-finals will take place at both AT &T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
“To have the final in New York, New Jersey is a dream come true for me. Being from that area, and I’m sure for most people from that area, it’s an area with a rich tradition of soccer and producing players,” U.S. National Coach, Gregg Berhalter said in a statement shared by ESPN. Berhalter was born in New Jersey. He grew up in Tenafly before attending Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey, just 10 miles from MetLife.
Berhalter explained to Goal.com that part of the team’s prep will be finishing a new national training center where the team can train. “That’s very much in our plans: to utilize our National Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility,” he told Goal.com.
In the meantime, the latest ticket information for the 2026 FIFA World Cup allows fans to register here.