The stadium, which can hold 69,000 fans, also hosted the 2015 Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica and is considered an experienced soccer venue in the United States.
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San Francisco – Levi’s Stadium
Located about 40 miles south of San Francisco, Levi’s Stadium opened in 2014 and has hosted several major NFL games since, including the Super Bowl in 2016.
The venue has a capacity of about 71,000 and is located close to the old Stanford Stadium which hosted matches in the 1994 World Cup. San Jose Earthquakes, the local MLS team, used to be graced by George Best in the 1970s.
Seattle – Lumen Field
Seattle has never hosted a World Cup match but that will be rectified in 2026. The city’s Lumen Field, with a capacity just shy of 70,000, is the home of the Seattle Sounders. One of the best-supported teams in North America, the Sounders recently won the CONCACAF Champions League title and are worthy World Cup hosts.
Toronto – BMO Field
The smallest venue on this list, BMO Field is expected to expand to 45,000 by 2026. It currently holds about 30,000 for Toronto FC matches.
But size isn’t necessarily everything. Arguably the most European-style venue on the list, Toronto matches are known for their wild atmospheres and the city is a melting pot of different cultures and nationalities.
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