Vancouver’s B.C. Place and Toronto’s BMO Field will host games during the 2026 World Cup, FIFA announced on Thursday.
The tournament will take place across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The other Canadian city in the running was Edmonton.
In addition to Toronto and Vancouver, 16 American regions and three Mexican sites were selected.
Edmonton mayor Amarjeet Sohi expressed disappointment after the city was unsuccessful in its bid.
“We advocated fiercely, we had our provincial and federal government partners on board to provide funding, and most of all, we had the support of Edmontonians,” Sohi wrote in a statement released following the announcement.
Click on the video player above at 6:30 p.m. ET to watch FIFA officials discuss their selection of host cities.
More to come.
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