The mayor of the city of New York, Eric Adams, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy celebrated the announcement that the host region of New York-New Jersey (NYNJ) has been selected to host the final of FIFA World Cup 26 and seven other matches throughout the tournament at New York Jersey Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said: “The 26th FIFA World Cup Final will be a generation-defining season for New York-New Jersey, and there is no better place to host the biggest game in the world than on the biggest stage in the world. ”
In turn, Adams added that NYNJ is ready for North America to become the center of the football world and stated that the history that will be made in 2026 will create lifelong memories for fans, which will provide new opportunities for communities, injecting thousands of millions of dollars into the economy, shaping the region, and pushing it forward.
In this regard, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy commented: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our entire region. Hosting the finals gives NYNJ an unparalleled platform to showcase what we stand for diversity, equality, access, and inclusion.
The governor declared himself a defender of the region and a “lifelong” soccer fan. Furthermore, he commented that he was happy that FIFA chose to place its trust in the districts that will host the historic World Cup final.
the FIFA World Cup 26 It is the biggest sporting event in history, with three host countries, 16 host cities, 48teams, and 104 matches featuring an important new tournament format.
The most inclusive tournament of all time involved millions of fans in 16 unique stadiums, as well as billions of viewers around the world. The World Cup will last 39 days, and the opening match will take place on June 11, 2026.
The event will conclude with the final of the New York, New Jersey, stadium (MetLife Stadium) on July 19, 2026, complemented by unprecedented fan experiences throughout the NYNJ region. In turn, the New York stadium will host eight games in total throughout the tournament.
The president and CEO of Tourism + in New York City, Fred Dixon, added, “We are excited to create an unparalleled fan experience that embraces our region’s love of the game while showcasing the rich diversity, vibrancy, and excitement of the five boroughs as the ultimate destination of the season. hot in 2026.”
It is estimated that the parties to FIFA World Cup 26 played at New York-New Jersey Stadium, including the final, will generate more than $2 billion in economic impact in the area and support more than 14,000 jobs. In addition, the tournament is expected to attract more than 1 million visitors to the region, about half of whom do not have tickets.
Like stadiums in other host cities, the MetLife Stadium will adopt a new headquarters name for FIFA World Cup 26, the Stadium in New York, New Jersey.