Hard Rock Stadium may be home to the World Cup?
“We are the ideal destination,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. Hard Rock Stadium hosted local leaders and a FIFA delegation as part of the venue selection process for the 2026 World Cup.
“We’ve hosted more Super Bowls than anybody in the United States,” said José Sotolongo of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re the perfect site for the World Cup.”
Miami is the last stop on the first leg of FIFA’s site tour, that previously visited nine other cities.
“It’s really good to see just how competitive this process is,” said Colin Smith, FIFA’s chief tournament and events officer. “Will make our choice obviously incredibly difficulty. We need to provide state-of-the-art pitches [fields]. If you talk about media, we need to provide the broadcast facilities. Fanfest has obviously become a huge part of big events. ... We look at airports, will look at transport, accommodation safety, security, obviously, sustainability is a key element for us.”
FIFA is expected to pick 16 venues across the United States, Mexico and Canada for the 2026 tournament.