The World Cup is coming to Vancouver! Following the June 2022 announcement that Vancouver 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 Vancouver.
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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 seven in Vancouver, five group stage games, a round-of-32 match and a final-16 match.
Group-Stage Games in Vancouver
- Saturday, June 13th, 2026
- Thursday, June 18th, 2026
- Sunday, June 21st, 2026
- Wednesday, June 24th, 2026
- Friday, June 26th, 2026
Knock-out Game Round of 32 in Vancouver
- Thursday, July 2nd, 2026
Knock-out Game Round of 16 in Vancouver
- Tuesday, July 7th, 2026
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Right in the heart of the city is BC Place, where all seven of Vancouver’s World Cup matches will be played. The venue sits under a retractable roof revealing over 7,500 square metres of open sky with a seating capacity of 54,000.
BC Place is no stranger to hosting major sporting events, having hosted the legendary championship match for the FIFA Women’s World Cup back in 2015.
Now that the announcement of when and how many games will be in Vancouver 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 Vancouver as Mayor Ken Sim shared what the opportunity means for the city.
“I am thrilled that Vancouver scored the opportunity to host seven matches of the FIFA World Cup 26,” said Mayor Sim.
“Vancouver is a diverse and multicultural city that loves soccer and we’re excited to show our support for our national team and all the participating teams yet to qualify. These epic matches are a huge win for our city’s world-class tourism sector and local businesses, and will inspire the next generation of players and fans. Vancouver is ready to kick-off a lasting legacy of sport and community. We can’t wait to welcome the world!”
Among Vancouver are 16 Host Cities — two in Canada (including Toronto), 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, Vancouver!