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NY, NJ To Hold 2026 FIFA World Cup Host City Selection Watch Party

Morristown Minute

*Updated 6/14 for clarity edits

New York and New Jersey will hold a watch party event Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 PM ET as FIFA reveals the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ in the United States, Mexico and Canada during a live FOX broadcast.

New Jersey is partnering with NYC to make a bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The region will host a 2026 FIFA World Cup Host City Selection Watch Party on June 16 from 4 pm to 7 pm.

“It will be more than a quarter-century since our region was last able to highlight our capabilities on the World Cup stage, as a host site in 1994 for the men and 1999 for the women. Even then, we put our great diversity on display in tremendous matches that drew diverse and passionate crowds. We are again ready to put our region’s love of football on the world stage, this time as the primary host. And, in doing so, we hope to showcase all that remains good in our world, through sport.” – a joint letter to FIFA President Infantino from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor of New Jersey Philip Murphy

WHAT: 2026 FIFA World Cup™ Host City Selection Watch Party

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

The main speaking portion of the program to take place between 5:00 and 6:15 pm ET

WHERE: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Phil Murphy and Tammy Murphy, Governor and First Lady of New Jersey
  • Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City
  • Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor of New Jersey
  • Maria Torres-Springer, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development
  • Sean Johnson, NYCFC and USMNT player TBC
  • Aaron Long, Red Bulls FC and USMNT player TBC
  • Youth Soccer Players from New York and New Jersey


  • Press will need to RSVP in advance to attend as credentialed media. To RSVP, please email by Thursday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m. ET.
  • Additional details, including on-site parking and other on-site logistics, will be provided upon RSVP.
  • The event will include NY/NJ businesses, community and government stakeholders, soccer fans including supporters of the regional professional teams, and youth soccer players.

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"New York and New Jersey stand united to bring the world’s greatest game to the world’s biggest stage. We pledge to leave a lasting legacy that will inspire future generations of teams and football fans by creating the ultimate sports and experience. We are ready to host the 2026 FIFA World CupTM united as one. Welcome, World." -

Click here to read the 2026 NY/NJ Human Rights Report for their bid as the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.

Watch the NY/NJ 2026 FIFA World Cup "Welcome, World" Video


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