Los Angeles is one particular of the quite a few cities set to host Planet Cup matches in 2026, with SoFi Stadium getting selected as one particular of the venues. On the other hand, Rams owner Stan Kroenke would really like for his $five billion stadium to host the greatest match of all: the Planet Cup Final.
Regrettably, that might not be attainable due to the building of the field and surrounding seats. According to The Occasions in England, SoFi Stadium’s field is also narrow to host the Planet Cup Final as it is presently constructed. In order for the stadium to host the Final, the field would want to be widened by as a great deal as 63 feet. That would call for seats in the reduced section to be removed.
SoFi Stadium can seat 70,000 fans and even extra with standing area, but FIFA expects stadiums to hold at least 80,000 for the Planet Cup Final. Thus, losing seats to widen the field wouldn’t operate.
On the other hand, sources close to the 2026 organising committee say in order to comply with Fifa’s regulations, the width of the field would have to be elevated — possibly by as a great deal as 63ft — which would imply removing some of the seats close to the pitch and raising the playing surface.
MetLife Stadium, house of the Jets and Giants, would now be in contention to host the Final mainly because it holds extra than 82,000 fans. SoFi Stadium was previously viewed as the favored to host the final match but that appears to be in doubt now.