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How to get World Cup 2026 tickets: Key release dates and registration information

The 2026 World Cup is now two years away and with the host stadiums now locked in and the venue for the final officially announced, fans can look forward to purchasing tickets. When do World Cup 2026 tickets go on sale and how do you go about buying some? Here is everything you need to know.

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You can now officially register your interest for World Cup 2026 tickets – Photo by Icon sport

How to get World Cup 2026 tickets

At the moment, tickets for the World Cup are yet to go on sale and they aren't expected to until 2025. However, FIFA are allowing fans to register their interest in tickets via their official website and by doing so, you will be the first to know about any updates to ticket sales in the future.

What will the ticket system be for the World Cup?

Going off previous editions of the World Cup, the ticket system for the 2026 World Cup will likely be a ballot. You will be asked to “apply” for as many games as you would like and you will then be entered into a random draw for these games. When the draw is made, you will then find out which games you have been successful for and which you haven't.

Typically, payment will be made automatically upon completion of the draw so don't apply for more matches than you can afford as there is always the chance that you get lucky and get tickets for every match you've applied for.

In addition to the ballot, FIFA usually allocate some tickets to the nations involved in each match. It is then up to each individual football federation to sell and distribute these accordingly. Typically, these will be sold on a loyalty basis for fans who have attended the most matches in recent years.

How much will World Cup 2026 tickets cost?

World Cup tickets for the 2026 tournament are expected to be more expensive than the previous tournament due to the current state of the US dollar. Official ticket prices are yet to be announced but for reference, below is the pricing for World Cup 2022 tickets converted to pounds.

Group games – £9-175

Round of 16 – £15-218

Quarter finals – £65-338

Semi finals – £109-758

Final – £163-1,275

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Some World Cup final tickets were sold for over £1000 in 2022 – Photo by Icon sport

Which stadiums can I visit at the 2026 World Cup?

One thing FIFA have revealed is the host stadiums for the 2026 World Cup and which stadiums will be hosting which games. The full list of stadiums is as follows:

Canada

  • Toronto – BMO Field
  • Vancouver – BC Place Vancouver

Mexico

  • Guadalajara – Estadio Akron
  • Mexico City – Estadio Azteca
  • Monterrey – Estadio BBVA

USA

  • Atlanta – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Boston – Gillette Stadium
  • Dallas – AT&T Stadium
  • Houston – NRG Stadium
  • Kansas City – Arrowhead Stadium
  • Los Angeles – SoFi Stadium
  • Miami – Hard Rock Stadium
  • New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
  • Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field
  • San Francisco – Levi's Stadium
  • Seattle – Lumen Field

The MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has been selected to host the World Cup final. The decision has received some backlash with some fans believing the stadium is outdated, uninspiring and in a poor location in terms of nearby entertainment. Meanwhile, Mexico City's Estadio Azteca will host the opening match of the tournament.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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