The World Cup is coming to Toronto! Following the June 2022 announcement that Toronto would be one of the Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the city has been patiently waiting for more details and the time is finally here. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2026 World Cup coming to Toronto.
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FIFA announced on Sunday what the tournament match schedule would look like as Mexico, Canada, and the United States are set to host. Canada will host 13 of the 104 games with six in Toronto including the country’s opening match on June 12th.
Group-Stage Games in Toronto
- Friday, June 12th, 2026 (opening match)
- Wednesday, June 17th, 2026
- Saturday, June 20th, 2026
- Tuesday, June 23rd, 2026
- Friday, June 26th, 2026
Knock-out game round of 32 in Toronto
- Thursday, July 2nd, 2026
Toronto’s games will all be hosted at the city’s very own BMO Field. According to BMO Field, it will add an additional 17,756 seats, bringing the total capacity to 45,736 seats in preparation for the World Cup. BMO Field has even created image renderings of what fans can expect the expansion to look like come time for the international tournament in two years.
Now that the announcement of when and how many games will be in Toronto has happened, fans are itching to grab tickets. While tickets are not yet available, there is something you can do to get ahead. Fans can start pre-registering for FIFA World Cup 26 ticket information on FIFA’s website, keeping them up-to-date and in the know first when it comes to ticket sales.
The excitement is building in the City of Toronto and Mayor Olivia Chow can’t wait, too.
“As Mayor of Toronto, I am thrilled to see our city chosen as a host for six matches in the FIFA World Cup 26. With open arms, Toronto will welcome the world to experience the rich diversity and dynamism of our multicultural city,” said Mayor Chow.
Among Toronto are 16 Host Cities — two in Canada (including Vancouver), three in Mexico and the rest in the U.S. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will host the most with nine total.
About the 2026 World Cup
The 2026 FIFA World Cup is set to be the biggest sporting event ever, with three Host Countries, 16 Host Cities, 48 teams and 104 matches uniting an entire continent.
This amount of countries, cities, teams, and games will make the 2026 rendition of the international tournament the most inclusive tournament to date. Engaging millions of fans across 16 stadiums and billions worldwide, the 2026 World Cup will take the world stage in June and July of 2026.
Get ready for one of the city’s biggest events ever, Toronto!