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Fifa reveals the sixteen host cities and their stadiums

From the east coast to the west coast via Texas, it is to a real crossing of America that the Mondial will invite us.

In the USA

Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Inaugurated in 2017, this stadium will accommodate 65,085 people in FIFA configuration. The Atlanta United team, playing in the North American championship (MLS) and the Atlanta Falcons, American football franchise (NFL) play there at home.

Boston-Gillette Stadium. Located not far in Foxborough, the lair of the New England Patriots (NFL) and the New England Revolution (MLS) was founded in 2002. Its capacity in FIFA configuration will be 60,335 places. This will be the second time that Boston will host World Cup matches, after that of 1994. At the time, they were played nearby in Foxboro Stadium, which has since been destroyed.

Dallas – AT&T Stadium. This stadium, owned by the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), has a retractable roof in the shape of an American football. It will have a capacity of 80,415 seats (Fifa standards). Inaugurated in 2009, this enclosure, which hosts many other sporting events (Boxing, NBA All-Star Game), is located in Arlington in the suburbs of Dallas, not far from the former Cotton Bowl where matches of the 1994 World Cup took place. been played.

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens during an NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns in 2016.

Houston – NRG Stadium. The Houston Texans (NFL), but also the Houston Dynamo (MLS) receive there. The world’s largest rodeo is also held here. Equipped with a retractable roof, it has an air conditioning system so that the 62,444 spectators (Fifa configuration) do not suffer from high temperatures.

Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs arena is one of the hottest and loudest in the NFL. Founded in 1972, its capacity will be 69,070 places.

Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium. Located in Inglewood, Greater LA, this state-of-the-art stadium, costing around $5 billion and seating 70,240, was inaugurated in 2020. The Rams won the last Super Bowl there at home. in February. The Chargers, the other NFL team in town, also play there.

Miami – Hard Rock Stadium. Since its inauguration in 1987, the Miami Dolphins (NFL) have called it home. The stadium can accommodate 60,404 people (Fifa configuration). Many sporting events take place here, including the Miami Tennis Tournament.

New York – MetLife Stadium. Located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, this stadium is shared by New York’s two NFL teams, the Jets and the Giants. Inaugurated in 2010, it has a capacity of 82,500 spectators and hosted the centenary final of the Copa America in 2016.

Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field. Built in 2003, this stadium with a capacity of 62,123 seats is the scene of the matches of the Eagles (NFL). It was inaugurated by a friendly football match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona.

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during the first half of an NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants in September 2011.

San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium. Located in Santa Clara, about sixty km from San Francisco, this stadium Built in 2014, with a capacity of 61,198 seats in Fifa configuration, is above all that of the 49ers (NFL). We played football there in 2016, during the centenary of the Copa America.

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California during an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers.

Seattle – Lumen Field. Built in 2012, the stadium in the state capital of Washington (on the west coast) can accommodate 61,812 people in FIFA configuration. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) and the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) play at home.

Lumen Field in Seattler (Washington) during an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, in November 2021, in Seattle.

In Mexico

Guadalajara – Estadio Omnilife. Located in the neighboring town of Zapopan, inaugurated in 2010, with a capacity of 42,542 seats in Fifa configuration, the stadium hosts the matches of Club Deportivo Guadalajara (D1/MEX). World Under-17 fixtures were held in 2011.

Mexico City – Estadio Azteca. This cathedral of football hosted the final of the 1970 World Cup won by Pelé’s Brazil against Italy (4-1), then that of the 1986 World Cup won by Diego Maradona’s Argentina at the expense of the FRG (3- 2). It had also been the scene of trials at the 1968 Summer Olympics, two years after its inauguration. The stadium has a capacity of 87,523 seats.

The Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City, on March 16, 2019.

Monterrey – BBVA Bancomer Stadium. Founded in 2015, it has a capacity of 47,662 seats, in FIFA configuration. CF Monterrey Rayados AC (D1/MEX), play their matches there.

In Canada

Toronto – BMO Field. Founded in 2007, the 40,000 seat stadium is that of Toronto FC (MLS). The national football and rugby union teams also play there. The stadium also hosted World Under 20 matches in 2007.

Vancouver – BC Place Stadium. Inaugurated in 1983, renovated in 2011, the stadium was the first to have a dome in Canada, before its collapse in 2007, without causing any casualties. Since then a retractable roof has been installed. With a capacity of 59,841 seats, it is the home of the franchise (MLS) of the Whitecaps. The opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics were held there.

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