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SoFi Stadium To Host Matches During 2026 World Cup

SoFi Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Event

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Los Angeles was selected among 16 North American cities to host matches during the 2026 World Cup, FIFA announced Thursday.

Los Angeles will hold its matches at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, which is the most expensive stadium ever built. It hosted the Super Bowl this year after opening in 2020.

L.A. hosted matches during the 1994 World Cup and the 1999 Women's World Cup.

As part of the effort to be selected to host games, the Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee led FIFA officials on tours of the Rose Bowl Stadium, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park in November.

The host committee's effort was led by the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, which includes the Los Angeles Rams, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Rose Bowl Stadium, Los Angeles Football Club and L.A. Galaxy.

SoFi Stadium -- which is home to the NFL's Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers -- officially opened on Sept. 13, 2020. It cost an estimated $5.5 billion to build. It was built on the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack, and sits adjacent to the Forum.

Along with Los Angeles, U.S. cities set to host matches during the 2026 World Cup are: Seattle; San Francisco, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami, as well as New York/New Jersey.

Mexico will host games in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterey. Canada will host games in Toronto and Vancouver.

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