SoccerWill Foxborough see any matches in a US-hosted World Cup?

Will Foxborough see any matches in a US-hosted World Cup?

1994 World Cup
Argentina and Nigeria in action at Foxboro Stadium during the 1994 World Cup. –Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File

Soccer’s governing body announced Wednesday morning that the North American trio of the United States, Canada, and Mexico will host the 2026 World Cup.

Foxboro Stadium hosted six matches during the 1994 World Cup, which was the first and only time the tournament was held in the US.

Will Gillette Stadium host any matches in 2026?

The bid committee has not reached a final decision on where matches will be held, but some factors work in Gillette Stadium’s favor.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the honorary chairman of the North American bid committee. Twenty-three cities were listed by the North American bid committee in its final bid — including Boston (Foxborough).


The 1994 experience, when games were played at Kraft’s Foxboro Stadium, also could be a plus.

It’s not known when sites will be formalized. The Kraft Group earlier this year launched a nonprofit, Boston Soccer 2026, to advocate for games in Foxborough.