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World Cup fever is here
June 13, 2018 — Communications Department

Canada, Mexico and United States are the winning bidding nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Canada, Mexico and United States are the winning bidding nations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Miami-Dade County's multicultural community can celebrate the world's most popular sporting tournament coming to the United States, as well as Mexico and Canada, in 2026.

Watch the Instagram video where Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez shares in the enthusiasm of the 2026 World Cup possibly coming to the U.S. – and Miami-Dade County hosting some matches.

This will be the first time the FIFA World Cup will be played in North America in 32 years. It is expected that 60 of the 80 games will be played in U.S. cities. Miami-Dade County is well-poised as one of the host cities for matches during the month-long event and hopes to score a semi-final match that would take place at Hard Rock Stadium. Our state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility is built and already operating. It was recently modernized through a $500 million investment by Miami Dolphins team owner Stephen Ross. Hard Rock Stadium has already hosted a variety of international soccer matches, including the first-ever El Clásico Miami match in 2017 to a sell-out crowd of 66,014.

Beyond our stadium, Miami-Dade County has secured training sites and base camp options for visiting teams. In addition, our metropolis offers world-class transportation, thousands of hotel rooms, unparalleled entertainment, first-class medical facilities and more.

Watch the Instagram video

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