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FIFA World Cup 2026 Final Venue: Why Fifa Picked Dallas and Ditched New York or LA

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FIFA has ditched New York and LA to select Dallas as the venue for the FIFA World Cup 2026 Final on 19th July. The decision comes after careful consideration of other destinations for the coveted tournament’s final.

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AT&T Stadium is the official host of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Final

The FIFA officials have chosen the AT&T Stadium as the final venue. More details will be revealed in the next month after a meeting in London. FIFA has updated the fans that the schedule will be announced following the live screening of the event on February 4 at 3PM EST/9PM CET.

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Prior to securing the FIFA’s decision on the Final, Dallas Sports Commission Executive Director Monica Paul expressed her optimism to host the Final and her delight in hosting the tournament as she stated “We remain optimistic about our chances of hosting the FIFA World Cup 26™ Final. We continue to work with FIFA leadership to lay the groundwork as we prepare to host the largest FIFA World Cup™ to date and are eager, like the other host cities, to find out what matches will be assigned to us.

Dallas has always been a lucrative option to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 Final because of its capacity and availability of transport. The football tournament will bring in huge numbers of foreign spectators and the airport, being easily accessible, is a huge benefit. It also has a seating capacity of 100000, well over New York or LA.

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AT&T Stadium to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 Final

To aid the interest of FIFA President Gianni Infantino to select Dallas as the host of the final, who was seen in the AT&T Stadium last September, Jerry Jones stated “This is the vibrant part of the country, this is where young people in this country and progressive people are aspiring to build their lives and careers. So if you want a good shot of what it’s like to have a North American flavor to a sporting event, we’ve got the ideal place in the country right here in Dallas, Texas.

It was also reported that the AT&T Stadium officials have plans to raise the playing surface by 15 feet, to comply with the dimensional requirements of the FIFA World Cup 2026.

The FIFA World Cup 2026 is the biggest international football tournament to date, having extended to 48 teams and 104 matches. FIFA has not announced the dates of all the matches yet. The exact starting date of the tournament is unknown yet but it will be in June.

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