The World Cup is coming to Seattle! Following the June 2022 announcement that Seattle 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 Seattle.
IT’S HERE! 🎊 We are ecstatic to welcome 6 matches of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to Seattle.
— SeattleFWC26 ⚽️ (@FWC26Seattle) February 4, 2024
FIFA announced on Sunday what the tournament match schedule would look like as Mexico, Canada, and the United States are set to host.
The U.S. has 11 hosts: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco/Bay Area and of course, Seattle. Seattle will hold six matches in total.
Group-Stage Games in Seattle
- Monday, June 15th, 2026
- Friday, June 19th, 2026
- Wednesday, June 24th, 2026
- Friday, June 26th, 2026
Knock-out Game Round of 32 in Seattle
- Wednesday, July 1st, 2026
Knock-out Game Round of 16 in Seattle
- Monday, July 6th, 2026
Lumen Field will be home to all six World Cup matches in Seattle. The stadium has a seating capacity of 67,000 fixed seats with the ability to increase to 72,000.
Lumen is the perfect place to hold excited soccer fans, according to Lumen Field it is “electric and well-known as one of the loudest stadiums in the world – in fact, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), which monitors earthquakes and volcanoes in Washington state, the noise from fans cheering at Lumen Field has registered seismic activity numerous times over the years, including most recently at the Sounders’ Concacaf Champions League Final win.”
The field is also striving to make their World Cup games zero-waste.
“We will endeavor to operate a zero waste event for the FIFA World Cup. Over the course of the past 20 years, the stadium has been internationally recognized for its various community and sustainability programs, including winning a 2018 Sustainability & Community Impact Award”
Now that the announcement of when and how many games will be in Seattle 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 Seattle as information on the international tournament rolls in.
“We’re thrilled to welcome FIFA World Cup 26 for six matches in Seattle, including the honor of hosting our US Men’s National team,” said Peter Tomozawa, CEO of SeattleFWC26.
“We have a global opportunity to showcase the vibrancy of our city and state, and we are excited for game time!”
According to Lumen Field, it is anticipating “over 2 billion viewers watching the Seattle matches as SeattleFWC26 will maximize economic development and community building, collaborating with partners, businesses and vendors throughout Washington.”
“The organization will be working in at least ten communities to host official fan activations, ensuring the world’s game is accessible to all Washingtonians regardless of ability, income and geography.”
Among Seattle are 16 Host Cities — two in Canada, 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, Seattle!