WE ARE LA
The Los Angeles World Cup Host Committee was established to deliver a premier FIFA World Cup 26™ experience and drive lasting social, cultural, and economic impact for the region. We serve as the liaison between FIFA, U.S. Soccer, and Los Angeles to harness the opportunities surrounding the tournament to elevate our community. The Host Committee is co-chaired by LAFC Co-President Larry Freedman and former U.S. Men’s National Team player Chris Klein and includes representatives from the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), the Los Angeles Rams, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), and the LA Galaxy.
COMING TO A PITCH NEAR YOU
Los Angeles is ready to live at the heart of the biggest single-sport event ever. The FIFA World Cup 26™ will be hosted across three countries and 16 cities (including LA) and for the first time in history, will feature 48 teams and 104 matches. This seismic tournament will unite an entire continent and showcase SoFi Stadium as the premier venue for our region.
OUR SOCCER STORY
Los Angeles continues to define itself as a soccer city, building off the rich history of hosting the 1984 Olympic soccer tournament, the 1994 FIFA World Cup™, and the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, which remain the largest-attended FIFA World Cup™ events in history. The city is home to three professional soccer teams: The Los Angeles Galaxy, The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), and Angel City Football Club.
FIFA has asked each of the prospective host cities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to submit a human rights stakeholder engagement report as part of their bid to host games during the FIFA World Cup 26™. In these reports, cities were expected to set out how they are working, and will continue to work, with stakeholders to identify and address potential human rights impacts associated with hosting the tournament and to maximize opportunities for a positive human rights legacy. Below you’ll find links to the Los Angeles region’s submission.