KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FIFA will release the 2026 World Cup match schedule on Sunday, and you can watch the big reveal surrounded by Kansas City soccer fans.
Kansas City is one of 16 North American host cities for the 2026 tournament. It’s been waiting over a year to find out how many matches it will host and what teams will play in Kansas City.
To celebrate the big announcement, the local World Cup committee KC2026 is hosting a watch party in downtown Kansas City.
KC2026’s watch party will be held at No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District and is open to all ages. Doors open at 11 a.m. Sunday, and the broadcast of the schedule release starts at 2 p.m.
If you can’t make it to KC’s Power & Light District, the 2026 World Cup schedule release will air on FOX4 at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday’s announcement will have a big impact on Kansas City’s economy.
In 2026, it will be the first time that three nations will host World Cup matches and the first time the field of qualified nations will expand to 48.
Locally, the World Cup will bring hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of visitors to the Kansas City area to cheer on their favorite teams. It’s expected to generate between $160 and $620 million in host cities, experts say.
One of the biggest announcements for Sunday’s schedule release will be the location of the 2026 World Cup Final. Unfortunately, Kansas City won’t be hosting that massive matchup.
Only two stadiums made the short list of contenders, according to ESPN: New York and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium and the Dallas area’s AT&T Stadium.
FOX4 will have full coverage of the 2026 World Cup schedule release this Sunday.