Congrats, Kansas City!!

by Scott Levinson

From Fox4 Kansas City 2026 FIFA World Cup: Kansas City named host city (fox4kc.com) 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s World Cup dreams have come true. FIFA announced the KC 2026 World Cup bid was selected, and Kansas City will be one of 16 host cities for the North American games.

The selection was announced in front of a raucous crowd in the Kansas City Power and Light District, and it makes KC one of 11 cities in the United States to host. Mexico will have three host cities, and Canada will have two.

There is a lot of work that needs to be done between now and summer 2026.

Host cities will begin planning and development to host fans from across the world and national teams will begin qualifying once the 2022 edition in of the tournament in Qatar concludes in December.

FOX Sports is the home for World Cup coverage for the 2022 games in Qatar, and the 2026 games in North America.


American host cities are:

  • New York/New Jersey
  • Los Angeles
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • San Francisco
  • Miami
  • Atlanta
  • Seattle
  • Kansas City
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia