Updated Feb 5, 2024 - News

Gillette Stadium to host seven World Cup games, including quarterfinal

An aerial view of Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium.

Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium. Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gillette Stadium will host seven matches as part of the 2026 FIFA men's World Cup, FOX announced Sunday.

Why it matters: It's the first time Foxborough hosts a men's World Cup game in three decades.

Driving the news: Gillette will host five group matches, a knockout stage match and a quarterfinal.

  • Group matches: June 13, June 16, June 19, June 23 and June 26.
  • Round of 32 knockout match: June 23.
  • Quarterfinal: July 9.

Zoom out: The tournament involves 104 games in the United States, Mexico and Canada, with the first game in Mexico City.

  • MetLife Stadium in New Jersey will host the final game.
  • The U.S. men's national team plays in Southern California and Seattle.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that this is Gillette Stadium's first men's World Cup match in three decades, not its first ever.

avatar

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Boston.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Boston stories

No stories could be found

Bostonpostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Boston.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more