The World Cup is coming to North America.
FIFA on Thursday revealed 16 host sites across Canada, Mexico and the United States for the 2026 World Cup. Games will be played in 11 American cities, including San Francisco.
Here’s a look at all 16 North American sites:
United States: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle
Canada: Toronto, Vancouver
Mexico: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
While the event is still four years away, it’s never too early to start planning ahead. Here’s what you need to know about tickets for the 2026 World Cup.
When will 2026 World Cup tickets go on sale?
Tickets for the 2026 World Cup are not on sale just yet and it's unclear when they will become available for purchase. FIFA’s official website says information regarding tickets ”will be available in due course” and to “please check this page regularly for further updates.”
How much will 2026 World Cup tickets cost?
Details on prices for 2026 World Cup tickets aren’t available either. But to get an idea of what the ticket prices could look like, let's examine them for this year’s event in Qatar.
How much did 2022 World Cup tickets cost?
Tickets for the 2022 World Cup were sold exclusively through FIFA in a several-phase process. So far, there were two random lottery drawings of ticket applications and three first-come, first-served sales period.
There were four ticket categories, with Category 1 being the most expensive and Category 4 being both the cheapest and reserved just for Qatar residents. Here are the price ranges of a single ticket for each round (the first price is Category 4 and the second is Category 1):
Opening match: $54.85-$301.68
Group play: $10.97-$219.40
Round of 16: $19.20-$274.26
Third-place match: $82.28-$425.10
How much did 2022 World Cup final tickets cost?
Of course, the hottest ticket of the tournament was the final between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on Dec. 18.
A Category 4 ticket for the final cost $205.69, while the cheapest ticket for a non-Qatar resident was $603.36. Category 1 tickets cost a whopping $1,604.39 each. For comparison, ticket prices for the 2018 World Cup final ranged from $455-$1,100.
Tickets were also available on the secondary market for huge markups. Fortunately, fans were at least treated to arguably one of the most memorably soccer games in the history of the sport.