When the Los Angeles Rams moved from St. Louis, it called for a new stadium to be built for them to play in.
After spending multiple seasons at The Coliseum, the Rams eventually moved to the NFL’s newest and most expensive stadium in SoFi Stadium. The venue is a sight to behold in person and is a fitting venue for Los Angeles and the various events held there.
SoFi Stadium was fortunately chosen to be a host venue when the 2026 FIFA World Cup comes to Los Angeles and the Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee released a statement, via Stu Jackson of TheRams.com:
“As a world-class soccer city with numerous iconic stadiums as well as three incredible professional soccer teams — the Los Angeles area celebrates SoFi Stadium being selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™,” the Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with FIFA to ensure that the event will deliver tangible, significant, and enduring benefits to the greater Los Angeles community.
“Our organizations have worked diligently to develop and submit a bid for the Los Angeles area to serve as a host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. Our experience when the Rose Bowl hosted the Finals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup™ and 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, as well as the world-class infrastructure, vibrant communities, and our status as one of the nation’s richest soccer cultures set the Los Angeles region apart.”
It is an exciting development for SoFi Stadium and the City of Los Angeles to have such a global event coming in the next few years. Prior to the World Cup, SoFi Stadium will host the Leagues Cup Showcase later this year.
Until then, Rams fans will get to watch their team defend their Super Bowl crown during the 2022 season.