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More than seven million proud Houstonians share our vision of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

More than seven million proud Houstonians share our vision of hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™

FIFA World Cup™

We are ready to host

The FIFA World Cup 2026™ will be played in 16 cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Houston is among 17 cities vying to become a U.S. host city. A final decision is expected in the first half of 2022.

Host City

A World Cup of the Future, in America's City of the Future

Houston’s state-of-the-art venues have a proven track record in delivering world-class international sporting events. Houston 2026 is at the forefront of the U.S. bid landscape, not only as the most operationally ready and experienced host venue, but the most legacy-driven, future-focused bid.

“Houston was an amazing venue; to my mind the 70,000 supporters inside the stadium had an electrifying effect on all of us”

Sir Alex Ferguson

“As arguably the most diverse region of this country, a place where 145 languages are spoken, where vastly different cultures co-exist, soccer is the common language”

Lina Hidalgo

“It’s important that when the game is over and people move on, that FIFA, the World Cup, leaves something here that will benefit the people in this city itself”

Mayor Turner

“Houston is football. There is such a diverse culture, and such an immense passion. I’ve seen it before, when they filled the stadium with thousands of fans for Copa America Centenario”

DaMarcus Beasley

“Houston is the Energy Capital of the World for thermal and no-carbon sources; it is the global leader in medicine, it’s the home of NASA and 24 Fortune 500 companies. We are an incredibly innovative city”

John Arnold

Houston is a world-class city whose diverse and passionate fan base is ready to host the world’s preeminent sporting event”

Ted Segal


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