The 26th FIFA World Cup will be held in the New York New Jersey (NINJ) region, with the final match taking place at the New York New Jersey Stadium (MetLife Stadium) in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This decision means that NINJ will host a total of eight matches during the tournament, including the final. In addition to the games, there will be fan experiences throughout the NINJ region.
The NIC CLC President Vincent Alvarez expressed excitement for the announcement on behalf of the New York Labor Movement. He stated that the city’s diverse and dedicated workforce is ready to welcome fans to what is sure to be an unforgettable game. As planning intensifies, the NIC CLC is committed to working with the Host Committee to ensure that labor standards are upheld, including good union jobs, fair living wages, local employment opportunities and significant health and safety protections for all workers involved in making this global event a success in NINJ.