On Sunday afternoon, FIFA officially announced that New York City would be the headquarters of the 2026 World Cup Final, news that stirred the emotions of the mayor of New York, Eric Adams, and that of the governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy.
The MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is the site of the Final, scheduled for July 19, 2026. This stadium, built in 2010, currently serves as home to the teams of the NFL, Los Jets, and Los Giants, as well as the New York Guardians of the XFL.
In a phone interview, Governor Phil Murphy shared his excitement, describing the event as a “celebration of our diversity and our values.” Furthermore, he emphasized that the road to the end will be significant, creating a legacy that will last for decades in the region.
For his part, the mayor Eric Adams expressed his happiness on the platform of the city, and we are ready to go to the field.”.
The opening match is scheduled for June 11 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York/New Jersey will host other games in the United States during the game.
It is worth noting that the New York stadium has already hosted important matches in the world of football. MetLife Stadium is the scene of the final of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, where Chile defeated Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the penalty shootout.