During the offseason, NFL teams should think of ways to fill up their stadiums.
Luckily, these massive edifices are enough to accommodate huge crowds for conventions and concerts.
They can comfortably seat thousands of people who are there to enjoy the show or hear people deliver their speeches.
But four years from now, some of these stadiums will be a part of history as the entire North American continent will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
It’s the first time in history that three nations (United States, Canada, and Mexico) will host the prestigious tournament.
It’s also the first World Cup Final to feature 48 teams instead of 32.
Their win is also the second time in history that the World Cup will be hosted by more than one country.
In 2002, Korea and Japan shared responsibilities in hosting the event, marking it as the first World Cup held in Asia.
Fast forward to now and 11 NFL cities are part of the hosting duties for 2026.
Your 2026 FIFA World Cup host cities are here 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/CdAVZdIrhI
— PFF FC (@PFF_FC) June 16, 2022
Which NFL Cities Made It To The List?
The Western Region includes Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, and Levi’s Stadium where the San Francisco 49ers play their home games.
SoFi Stadium, home of the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, is also part of that region.
Moving over to the Central Region and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium will get to host some FIFA World Cup fixtures.
The Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium are also included.
Finally, the East Region includes Gilette Stadium, the home of the six-time Super Bowl winners New England Patriots.
Also in the east are the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field, Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, and Metlife Stadium, which is shared by the New York Giants and New York Jets.