Las Vegas is one of 44 cities under consideration to host a possibly FIFA World Cup soccer game in 2026.
North America hasn’t been granted the 2026 World Cup, but the United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico, and Canada has started the process of selecting the official host cities in the event they do win the bid in June.
The Raiders Stadium is expected to be completed by 2020 and is one of 49 stadiums in or around the 44 candidate cities to be considered. The committee plans to include 20 to 25 stadiums in the final bid, and at least 12 locations could ultimately serve as official host cities.
All stadiums are required to have at least 40,000 seats and a capacity of at least 80,000 to be considered for the opening match and the World Cup Final. The new Raiders stadium is expected to have a capacity of 65,000.