Kansas City Named FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City Kansas City Current

Kansas City Named FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City

Kansas City has been officially named a FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City. Announced by FIFA on Thursday afternoon, Kansas City and 15 other cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada were selected to host matches for the largest event in World Cup history.

HOST CITIES (16): Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver

“From the number of fans who come out to watch our national teams compete, to the fact that our City will have America’s first women’s soccer stadium, Kansas City has always impressed those from around the world in our passion and support for soccer. This is an incredible achievement for our city, and we’re excited to show the world what the Soccer Capital of America has to offer!  — Angie and Chris Long, Kansas City Current co-founders.

Chris and Angie Long, members of the KC 2026 World Cup Executive Committee, were in attendance at the Host City Watch Party in Kansas City's Power & Light District.

“Our family has experienced the excitement of a World Cup firsthand in France in 2019. While we were there, national broadcast was showcasing footage from the Power and Light District in Kansas City focused on the tens of thousands of fans gathered to support our beloved US Women’s National Team. We know that Kansas City will continue to bring that enthusiasm for the 2026 World Cup, and we can’t wait to be a part of it.” — Angie and Chris Long, Kansas City Current co-founders

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