New York to host World Cup-opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in 2022
New York, New York – The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) announced Friday that the 2020 FIFA World Football Championship will take place at Yankee Stadium in New York City, marking the first time the U.S. will host the event since 1976.
The tournament, which will also be held in England, is expected to be the largest soccer event in the world.
The tournament will include 16 host cities including New York and Chicago.
The 2018 FIFA world football championship will take over Yankee Stadium on Aug. 19, 2022, the first ever time the United States will host a major international soccer event.
“The 2018 event is an opportunity to celebrate and celebrate New York as the home of the New York Cosmos, and to bring our fans and the sport of soccer to a global audience,” said USSF President Sunil Gulati in a statement.
“The United States and New York have been working closely together for more than a decade, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both cities.”
The U.K. has also hosted the 2018 World Cup and will host its own event in 2020, while France and Germany have also confirmed plans to hold the 2022 event.