SoFi Stadium instantly became one of the world’s greatest venues when it debuted in 2020, hosting fans for NFL games in 2021 and then the Super Bowl this past February. Keeping SoFi on a worldwide stage will continue with the announcement that Los Angeles is one of 16 host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The #FIFAWorldCup is coming to SoFi Stadium in 2026! pic.twitter.com/T1fWdlYlm3— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) June 16, 2022
Among the other host cities for the 2026 World Cup are Seattle and San Francisco, making it three of the NFC West’s four home stadiums as venues. There will also be games held in Mexico and Canada.
Your #FIFAWorldCup 2026 Host Cities:— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2022
New York / New Jersey
San Francisco Bay Area
SoFi Stadium is also set to be host of the 2028 Summer Olympics and the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Soccer is a sport where players kick balls on the ground and while we don’t tend to call it “football” here in America, it is known as football in other places, which is why sometimes people say that the LA Rams play American football. Expect more World Cup facts to come by 2026.