New Jersey Stadium: Need to know

Edwin  - CEO February 4, 2024
Updated 2024/02/05 at 1:22 AM
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Credit: FIFA.COM
Credit: FIFA.COM

New York New Jersey to host FIFA World Cup 26 final



Iconic New York New Jersey Stadium will stage the showpiece fixture from the biggest-ever World Cup on Sunday, 19 July 2026.


New York New Jersey Stadium has been confirmed as the location for the FIFA World Cup 26™ final on Sunday, 19 July 2026.


The full match schedule for the biggest-ever FIFA World Cup has now been unveiled, providing the framework for the 104-game tournament featuring 48 teams across 16 host cities in three countries – Canada, Mexico and the United States.


The iconic New York New Jersey venue was awarded the honour of hosting the showpiece fixture, which will bring the curtain down on the most inclusive FIFA tournament ever.


View the full FIFA World Cup 26 match schedule


Stadium details


  • Name: New York New Jersey Stadium

  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA

  • Capacity: 82,500

  • Opened: 2010



While this stadium has been more used to hosting the superstars of the NFL down the years, the best that soccer has to offer will head to the ground come 2026 as a different sport takes centre stage.


A multipurpose stadium which opened in 2010, the ground currently hosts the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as the XFL’s New York Guardians and was the venue for the final of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, when Chile defeated Lionel Messi’s Argentina on penalties.


Numerous A-list performers have featured at New York New Jersey Stadium, including Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.


Did you know?

  • New York’s most famous natives include NBA legend Michael Jordan and actress Scarlett Johansson.

  • The iconic Monopoly board is largely based on the streets and locations withing New Jersey’s Atlantic City.

  • New York Yankees have won a record 27 World Series titles – more than double any other MLB team.

  • New Jersey-born USMNT legend Tim Howard’s 16 saves against Belgium at Brazil 2014 is a World Cup record.

  • The famous ‘leave the gun, take the cannoli’ scene from The Godfather was set in Jersey City.


Learn more about New York New Jersey


New York New Jersey has two professional football teams, NYCFC and New York Red Bulls, and a huge youth football base that will only increase in both size and quality of play as interest in those teams grows.


Football in the region has always drawn large crowds. Highlights include Pele and the Cosmos in the 1970s, the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA™ (seven matches including a quarter-final and semi-final), the FIFA Women’s World Cup 1999™ (opening Ceremonies and USA’s opening round match), the Concacaf Gold Cup Final in 2009, and the Copa America Centenario Final in 2016, which drew a record crowd of 82,026.


New York is also the league headquarters for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS. Other than the major football events, the metropolitan area also hosts high-profile sporting events, including the New York City Marathon, the US Open tennis tournament and was the site of the 2008 MLB All-Star Game and the 2014 Super Bowl.


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