The FIFA World Cup is set to draw soccer players, fans and excitement to Vancouver in the summer of 2026.
The organization announced Sunday that Canada will host 13 out of the tournament's 104 games, with seven in Vancouver and six in Toronto.
Spread across Canada, Mexico and the United States, the 2026 World Cup will be the first to include 48 teams, an expansion of 16 over previous tournaments.
A total of 16 cities across the three countries have been chosen to host games. Vancouver is scheduled to host five group stage matches in June — two of which will feature Team Canada, which has already qualified as a co-host — a Round of 32 knockout match and a Round of 16 elimination game in July.
The games will take place at B.C. Place, which has a capacity of 54,000. Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim said on CBC's The Early Edition Monday that the stadium will be refurbished for the tournament.
Fans watch Canada take on Belgium during the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the Red Card Sports Bar in Vancouver. Canada has already qualified for the 2026 tournament as co-host. (Ben Nelms/CBC)
The Vancouver game schedule is as follows:
June 13: Group stage game
June 18: Group stage game (featuring Canada)
June 21: Group stage game
June 24: Group stage game (featuring Canada)
June 26: Group stage game
July 2: Round of 32 game
July 7: Round of 16 game
The tournament is scheduled to take place June 11-July 19. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but fans can register to receive updates on ticket sales here.