As AT&T Stadium awaits word on whether it will host the final match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, another international soccer tournament has chosen the venue to host pivotal games.
The 2024 Concacaf Nations League, consisting of teams throughout North America and Central America, will play its third-place, semifinals, and championship matches in Arlington in March, providing the stadium an opportunity to showcase itself ahead of the World Cup.
“We are honored to host decisive matches at AT&T Stadium for the Concacaf Nations League, including the Final,” said Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones in an official press release. “North Texas has proven to be an incredible region for international soccer, and we look forward to providing another world-class experience for each one of the matches played at AT&T Stadium.”
Frisco’s Toyota Stadium will also host matches in the Concacaf tournament, as losing teams from the quarterfinals round will play games to determine the final two qualifying teams for the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024.
“As a proud member of Concacaf, we are pleased to host the Play-In matches next March,” FC Dallas president Dan Hunt said in the release. “We’ve had success with Gold Cup and other Concacaf properties over the years, and this will be another great addition to our event lineup at Toyota Stadium as we all prepare for FIFA World Cup matches in North Texas in 2026.”
“AT&T Stadium and Toyota Stadium will be great hosts for what promises to be a tremendous week of Concacaf Nations League football in the Dallas Metropolitan Area,” Concacaf president and FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani said in the release. “I want to thank the cities of Arlington and Frisco, their stadiums, and the Dallas Sports Commission for working with Concacaf to ensure these matches are a celebration of the best men’s national team football in the region.”
Arlington will also host matches during the 2026 World Cup and is one of two finalists for the tournament’s championship match, along with New York/New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. No announcement has been made, but the Dallas Sports Commission has repeatedly said it expects a decision by the end of 2023.