Bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the DFW Metroplex
The world's premier international sporting event will take place for the first time in three host countries: United States, Mexico, and Canada. Of the 16 host cities, 11 are in the United States, including yours truly, Dallas!
It takes a special kind of cooperation among all the regional partners to make Dallas a premier destination. North Texas is a 150 city region including Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Frisco, and the cities in between which make North Texas the 4th largest metropolitan region in the United States. More than 7.5 million people call the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex home and for many good reasons. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is culturally rich, ethnically diverse and culturally stimulating. With the growing prominence of world-class destinations located within the DFW region it only reiterates the importance of each of the cities within North Texas to present a united front in support of events such as the FIFA World Cup 2026.
As each of these cities work together, the possibilities exist to truly create a FIFA World Cup™ to remember. Slated to be the biggest presentation of this competition in history, the field of teams competing is expanded to 48 nations from six confederations, with the group stage format of 12 groups of four teams,. The tournament will take place June and July 2026.
Rolling Out Red-Carpet Hospitality
Our region is home to some of the world’s leading venues capable of hosting any type of event of any size, and we have a variety of accommodations and teams ready to make any event a Big Win. In March 2023, Dallas, including the DFW Metroplex, was named the Best Sports Business City by Sports Business Journal. Hospitality is one of our major industries, so when the world comes to Dallas, we are more than ready to roll out the red carpet with accommodations featuring more than 130,000 total rooms within your pick of budget, boutique, and luxury hotels. Our two major international airports making getting in and out of Dallas quick and easy, and don’t forget our over-the-top Texas hospitality that is sure to create a lasting memory for all athletes, coaches, dignitaries, and attendees. In Dallas, when you’re here, you’re family.
Big Wins Happen Here
From young to old, from historical to modern day, Dallas is and has been an integral haven of soccer in the United States, with connections to the game that most American communities cannot match. Dallas has been a successful World Cup host before, and we are taking our hosting duties to an even higher level in 2026 to deliver an incredible World Cup experience on many levels.
We’ve crowned world champions, national champions, team champions, and individual champions. We’ve played host to the championships of the NFL, NCAA, NBA, NHL, and MLB. We’ve hosted the stars and starred as hosts.
We are the only metropolitan area in the United States to have hosted each of these signature events: MLB All-Star Game, MLB World Series, NHL Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, NHL Draft, NHL Winter Classic, NBA All-Star Game, NBA Finals, NCAA Men's Final Four, NCAA Women's Final Four, NFL Super Bowl, NFL Draft, College Football Playoff National Championship, WWE Wrestlemania,and FIFA World Cup.
We welcome the world.
Big News for Dallas 2026
There's a world of exciting news and updates coming up, including the visual identity of the 2026 World Cup, participating teams, and more. Check back here for the latest announcements.
The Dallas Bid Committee, led by the Dallas Sports Commission, is comprised of experienced sports event marketing and operations professionals from Dallas, Frisco and other North Texas cities, AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys, FC Dallas, DFW Airport, Love Field and other city, regional, state and…