United 2026

Statements From Dallas Host Committee on Successful United 2026 Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Dan Hunt, President of FC Dallas and Dallas Host Committee Chairman

To say we’re thrilled about North America hosting the 2026 World Cup would be a massive understatement. The opportunity to unite with Canada and Mexico to bring the world’s greatest sporting competition back to North America is a testament to our passion for the game and our ability to develop the sport on a global scale.

Dallas remains committed to being a Host City for the 2026 World Cup. While we’re a few years away from finding out if that will happen, the Dallas Host City committee is actively working to produce a bid that will make the DFW area a clear choice for the 2026 World Cup.

Monica Paul, Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission

We are ecstatic that the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be hosted in North America.  We are also thrilled that Dallas will have the possibility to welcome the world and put our passion for soccer on display for the greatest global sporting event.

We want Dallas to be on the international stage for sports and we are committed more than ever to being a World Cup Host City in 2026.  Dallas had a great experience as a host in 1994 and we have developed into one of the top areas in the country for soccer, evident with the success of FC Dallas, the history of the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, and the opening of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in October at Toyota Stadium.  Our central location in the U.S., our two major airports in DFW International and Love Field, along with our great facilities in AT&T Stadium, Fair Park and Cotton Bowl Stadium, and Toyota Stadium make Dallas an ideal location to host.