AT&T Stadium has officially been named as the stage for the 2026 FIFA World Cup according to a Dallas Cowboys article from June 16. They say,
“The 2026 FIFA World Cup is coming to North Texas again. And for the first time ever, games will be played at AT&T Stadium.
The announcement was made Thursday at the AT&T Discovery District as part of the unveiling for the 16 cities that were selected to be host sites in partnership with the Cowboys, FC Dallas and the Dallas Sports Commission.
Dallas was in competition with 15 other cities around the U.S., including Houston. A full partnership with Toyota Stadium, the Cotton Bowl, Globe Life Field, and Fair Park is expected to serve as training sites across multiple cities in the metroplex.”
Jerry Jones, together with Mayors Erich Johnson and Jeff Cheney, are very eager for the 2026 event and they are already amped for the preparations according to a Dallas Morning News article from June 16 which reports,
“We want to do everything in our power to have the championship game,” Jones said. “It is an opportunity to literally have the world gather in appreciation of what we know, and that’s what a great place Dallas is. When we built that stadium, we basically built it to have great, great events. It wasn’t just for American football.
“Dallas is ready to be on the world stage,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said. “We are, without a doubt, the best market in the entire United States to host a major sporting event. We’re a top-10 city in the country. We’re at the heart of the fourth-largest and the fastest growing metro area in the country, and we’ve already proven that we can host All-Star Games, major NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowl-related events, Super Bowls. Dallas is a welcoming city. It’s an international city, where we regard our diversity as a strength.”
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney reflected on the importance of having a truly regional bid in which multiple cities played huge roles. “All the cities came together, all offered something different,” he said.
Further details regarding the specific rounds per site will soon follow at a later date.