What impact will the FIFA World Cup have on South Florida?



What impact will the FIFA World Cup have on South Florida?

"The impact it’s going to have on our children here in South Florida – our kids will be able to participate in a sport like soccer and maybe one day become a member of a FIFA world team." Said Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris.

Where will the 2026 World Cup be held in Miami?

Local matches will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The 2026 World Cup will be held throughout North America, across Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Miami was selected from 16 cities across the United States that submitted bids to host World Cup matches.

How many fans did Real Madrid vs Barcelona have in Miami?

The recent match between Real Madrid and Barcelona drew a sold-out crowd to Hard Rock Stadium. Miami hosted a post-FIFA World Cup™ match between the national teams from Brazil and Colombia, which sold out at 73,429 fans.

Why host the FIFA World Cup in Miami?

Miami has proven success in hosting the highest level of international football competitions and the game has been instrumental in uniting the uniquely diverse community. Whether you speak Spanish, English, Portuguese, or Creole, in Miami, everyone agrees on their love of football, and celebrate its premier event: the FIFA World Cup™.