Arlington’s AT&T Stadium to Host Key Matches in Historic 2026 FIFA World Cup
Arlington’s AT&T Stadium plays in the groundbreaking 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup is poised to make history as the most extensive tournament to date, with Arlington, Texas, emerging as a focal point for the event. The renowned AT&T Stadium in Arlington is set to host an array of matches, including a semi-final, a round of 16 match, two round of 32 matches, and five group stage matches, totaling nine matches—the highest among all tournament venues.
While the World Cup Final will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the significance of Arlington’s role in the tournament cannot be understated. Following meticulous site visits by FIFA officials, AT&T Stadium was chosen as a prime location for multiple matches, solidifying its status as a pivotal venue for the global spectacle.
The tournament’s expanded format, featuring 48 teams competing in 104 matches across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, underscores the magnitude of this sporting extravaganza. With Arlington set to host a significant portion of the tournament, anticipation is mounting for football enthusiasts worldwide.
In addition to the sporting spectacle, the economic impact of hosting the World Cup is expected to be substantial, with estimates suggesting revenue generation exceeding $400 million and the creation of approximately 3,000 jobs. Moreover, hosting matches offers cities a unique opportunity to showcase themselves on a global platform, further enhancing their visibility and appeal.
As preparations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup gain momentum, Arlington, alongside other host cities, is gearing up to welcome football fans from around the globe for a truly unforgettable tournament experience.