Philadelphia to host site visit for 2026 World Cup on September 22nd
In efforts to become one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup, the city of Philadelphia will host FIFA and U.S. Soccer on September 22nd for an official site visit. Philly will be showing off Lincoln Financial Field as their venue for matches alongside practice facilities and hospitality infrastructures.
“I am confident that, after the site visit, we will leave FIFA and U.S. Soccer with no doubt that Philadelphia is fully prepared to host FIFA World Cup 2026™ and fully committed to our shared goal of growing the game.” – David L. Cohen
In late July, the city ramped up its push to be one of the 11 cities selected in the United States, with numerous other cities in contention nearby, including New Jersey with MetLife Stadium.
Several Philadelphia athletes have helped the city’s efforts, including Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and his wife, women’s soccer superstar Julie Ertz. Other honorary co-chairs are Julie’s United States National Team member Carli Lloyd, former USWNT defender Heather Mitts, Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya, and Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Soccer 2026