Philly to host six World Cup matches in 2026

Philadelphia, a Host City for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, will host six matches, including a round of 16 match on July 4, the world’s governing soccer body announced on Sunday, February 4.

The matches will be among the largest events in city history, bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors and millions in tourist dollars. Combined, the matches are estimated to have a $460 million economic impact and draw around 450,000 attendees, Philadelphia Soccer 2026 said.

Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly will host matches in the group stage and Round of 16. The group matches are June 14, 19, 22, 25 and 27. The Round of 16 match is July 4.


The 2026 World Cup will take place in cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The tournament marks the first expansion of the men’s World Cup from 32 teams to 48 with 104 matches over 39 days.

The opening match will be played in Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca on June 11, and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host the final.

The city is also hosting events throughout the year as part of the 250th anniversary of America’s independence, plus the MLB All-Star Game is at Citizens Bank Park in July.

For more details, including an interactive digital soccer-centric mosaic by Philadelphia Artist Nilé Livingston, you can click here. For CBS’ coverage, you can watch below:

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