Foley & Lardner LLP congratulates its clients, the U.S. Host Committees, on the scheduling of FIFA World Cup 26™ matches in their respective cities and the New York/New Jersey (NYNJ) 2026 World Cup Host Committee on being awarded the rights to host the FIFA World Cup 26™ Final, along with seven other matches throughout the 39-day tournament.
The Final and the earlier matches will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which for the duration of FIFA World Cup 26™ will adopt a new venue name — New York New Jersey Stadium.
FIFA World Cup 26™ will be the biggest sporting event ever — three Host Countries, 16 Host Cities, 48 teams, and 104 matches will unite an entire continent to showcase a momentous new tournament format. With more countries, cities, teams, and games, FIFA World Cup 26™ will be the most inclusive tournament ever, engaging millions of fans in-person at 16 unique stadiums, as well as billions of viewers worldwide. The opening match will take place on June 11, 2026, and the tournament will culminate with the Final at New York New Jersey Stadium on July 19, 2026, complemented by unprecedented fan experiences throughout the NYNJ region.
FIFA World Cup 26™ matches played at New York New Jersey Stadium, including the Final, are projected to generate billions of dollars in economic impact for the NYNJ region, supporting thousands of jobs and bringing over one million visitors.
Members of Foley’s Sports & Entertainment Group, specifically of counsel Andrew Lee and special counsel Gregory Marino, are representing the FIFA World Cup 26™ NYNJ Host Committee as outside general counsel, alongside director of public affairs Dennis Cardoza, who is lobbying on behalf of all the FIFA World Cup 26™ Host Committees in the United States.
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