The New York Giants and New York Jets both share MetLife Stadium. That stadium was one of several venues planned to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. However, up until today, it was unknown which stadium would host the World Cup Final. Now, we finally have an answer.
MetLife Stadium Awarded 2026 FIFA World Cup Final
Earlier today, FIFA announced that the 2026 FIFA World Cup Final would be played at MetLife Stadium. This is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is just a stone’s throw from New York City. It will take place on July 19, 2026.
New York Giants and New York Jets Host Another Major Sporting Event
This is not the first time MetLife Stadium has hosted a major sporting event. However, this is arguably the biggest sporting event the stadium has ever had. That is saying a lot considering this stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVIII.
So, what else has MetLife Stadium hosted? The list includes multiple WrestleMania events, college football showcases, an upcoming Stadium Series in the NHL, and more. Now, MetLife Stadium gets to add the World Cup to that impressive list of sporting events.
Other NFL Stadiums Hosting World Cup Matches
MetLife Stadium is not the only NFL stadium hosting a match during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Several other NFL teams will be able to join the New York Giants and New York Jets as hosts for this event. Here are all of the planned NFL stadiums for this:
- MetLife Stadium (New York Giants, New York Jets)
- Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)
- AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys)
- Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)
- Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins)
- Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons)
- NRG Stadium (Houston Texans)
- Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco 49ers)
- Lumen Field (Seattle Seahawks)
- SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams)
The 2026 FIFA World Cup opening matches are on June 12, 2026. SoFi Stadium is one of three venues to host those opening matches on June 12th.