2026 World Cup: Houston to Host Seven Matches


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NRG Stadium, previously known as Reliant Stadium, has been selected to host a total of seven matches during the 2026 World Cup. This includes five group stage matches and two knockout round matches. The group stage matches are scheduled to take place on June 14, 17, 20, 23, and 26, while the knockout phase matches will be on June 29 and July 4. The Harris County Sports Authority has estimated that the World Cup will bring in millions of dollars for the city.

The 2026 World Cup will be a historic event as FIFA has expanded the number of participating nations from 32 to 48 and increased the number of matches from 64 to 104. The tournament will be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada, with all matches from the quarterfinals onwards being held in the United States. Houston was officially assigned as one of the host cities for the World Cup on December 25, 2025.

In addition to the excitement of hosting World Cup matches, there is also a significant amount of unclaimed property in Texas. The Texas Comptroller is urging residents to check if they are beneficiaries of unclaimed property. According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, one in seven people in the United States is entitled to unclaimed property.

Unclaimed property can include forgotten utility deposits, insurance proceeds, payroll checks, cashier’s checks, dividends, mineral royalties, inactive bank accounts, and the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes. Businesses typically turn over their assets to the unclaimed property program when they have been inactive for one to five years.

Since the inception of Texas’ unclaimed property program in 1962, more than $4 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to its rightful owners. However, the state currently retains over $8 billion in cash and other valuables through the program. The average value of an approved claim is more than $1,000.

It’s important to note that unclaimed property held by the state does not have a time limit for owners to file a claim. This means that property owners can file a claim at any time. For more information or to search for unclaimed property and begin the claim process, individuals can visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website, ClaimItTexas.gov. Texans are also encouraged to check MissingMoney.com or FindMyFunds.com to search for properties they may own in other states.

In conclusion, the 2026 World Cup will bring excitement and economic benefits to Houston, while residents are encouraged to check for unclaimed property that they may be entitled to. Both of these events offer unique opportunities for the city and its residents.

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