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  • Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..................................................................... 3WHY WEST INDIES?...............................................................4LIST OF VENUES ..................................................................... 5STADIUMS................................................................................6OTHER VENUES FOR NON-COMPETITIVE USES ........... 22TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN CITIES..............................49MATCH SCHEDULE ...............................................................51CONFEDERATIONS CUP .....................................................56

  • INTRODUCTIONThe islands of the West Indies would like to welcome you to take part in ourbid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup taking place from 5th June to 5th July, beingthe first in the Caribbean that creates a hybrid of 500 years of cultural diver-sity, with a known passion for sport.The islands of the West Indies are known as a preferred favourite for tourism,because of its sandy beaches, picturesque surroundings, and a friendly popu-lation. Its also a place for timeshares, a solid gambling industry, and astreak-free culinary finesse. It also combines the four major languages: Eng-lish, French, Spanish, and Dutch. It blends different cultures that passedthrough history, even after their independence movements.Staging the FIFA World Cup in the summer of 2026 gives the West Indies anadditional push to the economy, creating more than 1.8 million jobs acrossthe islands, and contributing to the increase of the overall gross domesticproduct across the region. It also aids in the tourism industry, bringing morethan 22 million worldwide visitors to watch this major sporting event allsummer long, including a televised audience of more than 6.7 billion viewersworldwide.Whether is in the Greater or Lesser Antilles or somewhere in between, of Eu-ropean or African origin, or whether you speak other languages than themain four, West Indies 2026 FIFA World Cup brings a mixture of Sun, Beach,Sand, and FOOTBALL!

  • WHY WEST INDIES?There are a lot of reasons why the West Indies can be an excellent host of the2026 FIFA World Cup, and here are a few examples:

    1. 500 years of tradition, excellence, cultural diversity2. Common use of four languages: English, French, Spanish, and Dutch3. Aiding the Caribbean with economic development4. An unforgettable, tropical experience for the World Cup5. An energetic wonder that is easily assisted with sport6. Comfortable weather, all year long7. All islands can communicate each other easily, thanks to advanced tel-

    ecommunications infrastructure across all host islands8. Matches are easily televised independently from all time zones, wheth-

    er its part of a morning commute in Tokyo, or dinnertime in London,that ensures a maximum distribution of broadcasting rights, and spon-sorship opportunities

    9. A safe and stable society10. A real experience when summer begins, not just for the beach, but in

    the field as well

  • LIST OF VENUES

  • STADIUMSANTIGA RECREATION GROUNDSt. John, Antigua & BarbudaPresent Capacity: 12,000Proposed Capacity: 42,000Games to stage: Group stage, Quarterfinals

    SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS STADIUM

  • St. George, Antigua & BarbudaPresent Capacity: 20,000Proposed Capacity: 51,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Round of 16

  • BARBADOS NATIONAL STADIUMBridgetown, St. Michael, BarbadosPresent Capacity: 15,000Proposed Capacity: 42,000Games to stage: Group stage

  • WINDSOR PARKRoseau, DominicaPresent Capacity: 12,000Proposed Capacity: 46,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Quarterfinals

  • ESTADIO OLIMPICO FELIX SAHCNEZSanto Domingo, Dominican RepublicPresent Capacity: 35,000Proposed Capacity: 105,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Round of 16, Semifinal, Final

  • NATIONAL CRICKET STADIUMSt. Georges, GrenadaPresent Capacity: 20,000Proposed Capacity: 50,000Games to stage: Group stage

  • TRELAWNY MULTI-PURPOSE STADIUMTrelawny, JamaicaPresent Capacity: 25,000Proposed Capacity: 54,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Round of 16, Third-place playoffs

  • INDEPENDENCE PARKKingston, JamaicaPresent Capacity: 35,000Proposed Capacity: 70,000Games to stage: Inaugural match, Round of 16, Quarterfinals

  • SABINA PARKKingston, JamaicaPresent Capacity: 30,000Proposed Capacity: 51,000Games to stage: Group stage, Round of 16

  • STADE PIERRE-ALIKERFort-de-France, MartiniquePresent Capacity: 16,700Proposed Capacity: 42,000Games to stage: Group Stage

  • STADION ERGILIO HATOWillemstad, CuracaoPresent Capacity: 15,000Proposed Capacity: 40,000Games to stage: Group Stage

  • ESTADIO JUAN RAMON LOUBRIELBayamon, Puerto RicoPresent Capacity: 22,000Proposed Capacity: 65,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Round of 16

  • ARNOS VALE STADIUMKingstown, St. Vincent & the GrenadinesPresent Capacity: 18,000Proposed Capacity: 44,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Round of 16

  • ATO BOLDOM STADIUMCouva, Trinidad & TobagoPresent Capacity: 10,000Proposed Capacity: 40,000Games to stage: Group stage

  • HASELY CRAWFORD STADIUMPort of Spain, Trinidad & TobagoPresent Capacity: 27,000Proposed Capacity: 70,000Games to stage: Group Stage, Quarterfinals, Semifinals

  • QUEENS PARK OVALPort of Spain, Trinidad & TobagoPresent Capacity: 25,000Proposed Capacity: 48,000Games to stage: Group stage, Round of 16

  • OTHER VENUES FOR NON-COMPETITIVE USESHELLSHIRE BEACHHellshire, JamaicaPurpose: FIFA Fan Fest

  • PLAYA DE LA ISLA CATALINAIsla Catalina, Dominican RepublicPurpose: FIFA Fan Fest

  • PLAYA DE LA ISLA SAONAIsla Saona, Dominican RepublicPurpose: FIFA Fan Fest

  • CLUB MEDPunta Cana, Dominican RepublicPurpose: FIFA Fan Fest, Accommodations

  • PLAZA DE BENEFICIENCIAOld San Juan, Puerto RicoPurpose: FIFA Fan Fest

  • YOUNG ISLANDSt. Vicent & the GrenadinesPurpose: FIFA Fan Fest

  • SANDALS GRANDE BEACH RESORTGros Inlet, St. LuciaPurpose: Accommodations

  • SANDALS MONTEGO BAYMontego Bay, JamaicaPurpose: Accommodations

  • THE JAMAICA PEGASUS HOTELKingston, JamaicaPurpose: Accommodations

  • TERRA NOVA ALL SUITE HOTELKingston, JamaicaPurpose: Accommodations

  • HOTEL EMBAJADORSanto Domingo, Dominican RepublicPurpose: Accommodations

  • SAN JUAN MARRIOT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINOSan Juan, Puerto RicoPurpose: Accommodation

  • SANDALS GRANDE ANTIGA RESORT & SPASt. John, Antiga & BarbudaPurpose: Accommodation

  • ROSALIE BAY RESORTRosalie, DominicaPurpose: Accommodation

  • LE GRAND COURLAIN SPA RESORTStonehaven Bay, Trinidad & TobagoPurpose: Accommodation

  • BARCELO BAVARO CONVENTION CENTREBavaro, Dominican RepublicPurpose: International Broadcast Centre

  • PUERTO RICO CONVENTION CENTERSan Juan, Puerto RicoPurpose: International Broadcast Centre

  • COLISEO ROBERTO CLEMENTESan Juan, Puerto RicoPurpose: Preliminary and Final draws

  • ROSEAU BOTANICAL GARDENSRoseau, DominicaPurpose: Football for hope festival

  • ASCOT HIGH SCHOOLPortimore, JamaicaPurpose: kick-off concert (Area shaded in white)

  • TRANSPORTATION BE-TWEEN CITIES

  • Most of the transport between the host islands will consist uniquely of aerialtransport, where transportation from the airports to the specified venues willbe of land transport by bus. The following airports will be used during theworld cup, and at the time of this writing, major expansion at these airportsare already underway:

    Aeropuerto internacional de las Americas, Santo Domingo, DominicanRepublic (SDQ)

    Aeropuerto Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) Ian Fleming International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica (OCJ) Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) V.C. Bird International Airport, Osbourn, Antigua & Barbuda (ANU) Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados (BGI) Dominica Cane, Canefield, Dominica (DCF) Melville Hall, Melville Hall, Dominica (DOM) Maurice Bishop International Airport, True Blue, Grenada (GND) Aeroport Internationale Martinique Aime Cesaire, Le Lamentin, Mar-

    tinique (FDF) Curacao international Airport, Willemstad, Curacao (CUR) Piarco International Airport, Piarco, Trinidad & Tobago (POS)

    All other airports will be used during peak periods at the major ones, includ-ing others that werent mentioned at the time of this writing.

  • MATCHSCHEDULE

  • The West Indies 2026 World Cup bid committee has proposed the followingschedule for all matches:Group stage:

    MATCH DATE LOCAL TIME VENUE GROUP1 5-Jun-26 15:00 Independence

    ParkA

    2 5-Jun-26 17:00 Estadio JuanRamonLoubriel

    B

    3 5-Jun-26 19:00 Sabina Park C4 6-Jun-26 14:00 Greenfield Sta-

    diumD

    5 6-Jun-26 16:00 EstadioOlimpico FelixSanchez

    E

    6 6-Jun-26 18:00 Ato BoldomStadium

    F7 7-Jun-26 15:00 Queens Park

    OvalG

    8 7-Jun-26 15:00 Hasely Craw-ford Stadium

    H9 8-Jun-26 15:00 Antigua Recre-

    ation GroundA

    10 8-Jun-26 18:00 Sir Vivian Rich-ards Stadium

    B11 9-Jun-26 16:00 Windsor Park C12 10-Jun-26 14:00 Arnos Vale

    StadiumD

    13 10-Jun-26 17:00 National Crick-et Stadium

    E14 11-Jun-26 16:00 Barbados na-

    tional StadiumF

    15 11-Jun-26 18:00 Stade d'Hon-neur de Dillon

    G16 12-Jun-26 17:00 Stadion Ergilio

    HatoH

    17 13-Jun-26 16:00 Estadio JuanRamonLoubriel

    A

    18 14-Jun-26 13:00 Windsor Park B19 14-Jun-26 15:00 Sabina Park C

  • 20 15-Jun-26 18:00 EstadioOlimpico FelixSanchez

    D

    21 16-Jun-26 16:00 Qu