The 2026 FIFA World Cup schedules are being finalized in full swing, and are expected to be complete by the end of 2023.
The Cowboys vs. Jets game in the AT&T stadium on Sunday was notable not only for the Jets' defeat but also for FIFA President Gianni Infantino's first visit.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones invited him to consider the AT&T Stadium as a potential host for the World Cup final. Here are the top three contenders.
The AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX is best to accommodate 1 billion global viewers, but the July heat and limited Dallas appeal make it not ideal.
The MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, NY is an initial favorite, but a possible thunderstorm in mid-July puts it second.
The SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles would be a profitable stadium, but might need expensive renovations to accommodate soccer.
The Dallas destination is close to other stadiums that can host watch parties and other related events that are well-suited for the final.
It is the first time that three countries (USA, Mexico, and Canada) are hosting the FIFA World Cup. The matches will be hosted in 16 North American cities.