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We are already excited about FIFA World Cup 2026™!

FIFA has announced that in addition to New York New Jersey hosting seven matches during FIFAWorld Cup 2026™, we will host the Final match and we couldn’t be more excited! With so much to see and do in Hudson County, we are thrilled that soccer fans from around the world will flock to our area and See What We See firsthand.

The official FIFA World Cup 2026™ match schedule was announced on February 4th, 2024 and we learned that all the New York New Jersey games will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which is a huge honor for us in Hudson County, NJ. The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy will be raised at the final match on Sunday, July 19th, 2026, in New Jersey and we are already preparing to welcome you!

FIFA matches that will take place at “New York New Jersey” MetLife Stadium include the following:


FIFA World Cup 26™ Group Stage Fixtures

  • Saturday, June 13, 2026 – Match 7
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2026 – Match 17
  • Monday, June 22, 2026 – Match 41
  • Thursday, June 25, 2026 – Match 56
  • Saturday, June 27t, 2026 – Match 67

FIFA World Cup 26™ – Round of 32 Fixtures

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2026 – Match 77

FIFA World Cup 26™ – Round of 16 Fixtures

  • Sunday, July 5, 2026 – Match 91

FIFA World Cup 26™ – Quarter-Final Fixtures, Semi-Final Fixtures and Bronze Final

Held in Other Cities and Host Stadiums

FIFA World Cup 26™ Final Match

Sunday, July 19, 2026 – Match 104

Where the games will be held

Eleven U.S. destinations will host the games, including New Jersey. Other U.S. host cities include Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Kansas City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Miami.


New and innovative World Cup structure

Not only will this be a historic event that the entire state and region can’t stop talking about, but the structure of FIFA World Cup 2026™ will also be new and innovative. Not only this will be the first time that the FIFA World Cup™ will include 48 teams instead of the current 32-team format, but the games will also be spread across a much wider area.

Unlike previous years, the FIFA World Cup™ host will not just be one country or one city. The tournament will be held across North America, stretching from Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, across the U.S., and down to Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico. The three countries submitted a joint bid to host the games, branding itself as a “United Bid,” under the motto of “Unity. Certainty. Opportunity.” This will be the first time the tournament is staged across three host nations.

Not only was the unity theme inspiring, but the three countries were able to make a very practical case for the United bid by stressing the huge financial opportunity posed by hosting the tournament in North America. They also highlighted the relative ease of using existing large-capacity stadiums instead of having to build them from scratch.


What to expect

The last time the U.S. hosted the World Cup was in 1994. Other previous North American hosts were Mexico in 1970 and 1986. Though holding the games across three large countries will certainly pose travel challenges for teams and fans, the United Bid attempted to address some of this by designing regional clusters for teams and groups.

The games may be two years away, but people are already planning their trips and booking their stays. Word on the street is that some organizations including FIFA crews are booking up entire hotels to accommodate their groups. Considering many Europeans spend their lengthy summer vacations touring for the FIFA World Cup™, we expect hotels to sell out quickly.


What to do when Visiting Hudson County, NJ 

Visitors to Hudson County have so much to do during the FIFA World Cup™, from top rated restaurants to scenic adventures relaxing along the Hudson River waterfront where you can soak in stunning skyline views of Manhattan.

Hudson County is known for having some of the best American diners in the country and some of the most innovative food trucks and breweries. We have world-class arts and culture, parks and nature, and some of the best diverse cuisine in the country. Many neighborhoods are walkable, or you can pick up one of our bike share bikes to explore on two wheels. Walk or ride along the waterfront or hop on a ferry for the short and scenic ride from here to NYC.


Where to stay during the World Cup

We have dozens of options for accommodations that would be perfect for a World Cup visit, including the Hyatt Place Secaucus Meadowlands, Aloft Secaucus Meadowlands, and the 4-star Harmony Suites in Secaucus, all nearby MetLife Stadium.

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