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Atlanta Named Host City for Multiple 2026 FIFA World Cup Matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Fans of the MLS' Atlanta United wave banners at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta — a likely venue for matches in the 2026 World Cup.
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Fans of the MLS' Atlanta United wave banners at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta — a likely venue for matches in the 2026 World Cup.

Atlanta has been announced as the host city for eight matches in the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

FIFA announced on Sunday that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host multiple levels of matches in the global tournament, from group stage play to a semifinal match. The first Atlanta group stage match will take place on June 15 and continue through the semi-final match on July 15. Atlanta is one of sixteen host cities between the three co-host countries of Mexico, Canada and the United States. Tickets are expected to go on sale in September 2025.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is no stranger to hosting professional soccer as the home of the MLS team Atlanta United. However, the stadium will change out the existing artificial turf for grass for upcoming international competition. The stadium will host additional international tournaments leading up to the World Cup with the SheBelieves Cup this April and two matches in the Copa America in June.

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