Updated: Aug 6, 2022
June 17, 2022 | nj.gov
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and New York City Mayor Eric Adams tonight (6/16) celebrated FIFA’s announcement that New York/New Jersey has been selected as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. Governor Murphy and Mayor Adams led a watch party at Liberty State Park joined by soccer fans, players and supporters at all levels of the game to celebrate the momentous occasion. Celebrations are expected to reverberate throughout the region as New York City Hall, the Empire State Building and other iconic landmarks and stadiums across all five New York City boroughs and the State of New Jersey light up with messages of celebration. New York City and New Jersey submitted a joint bid to host matches at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.