FIFA Kicks Off Venue Visits to FIFA World Cup 2026™ Candidate Host Cities at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, Sept. 15

FIFA delegation will visit nine U.S. candidates from September 15-23

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. The initial tour will last nine days, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Gillette Stadium. The tour will include visits to the following US cities: Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington DC, Baltimore, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia and Miami.

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

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.