Planning a football trip for summer 2019? The CONCACAF Gold Cup is taking place in June and July 2019 and gives you a great opportunity to plan a football trip to the USA. This post has all the details to help you plan.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the confederation’s premier event for national teams, taking place every two years. Initially involving eight teams, the Gold Cup has developed into a competition of 12 nations, which qualify from each of CONCACAF’s three sub-regions: North America (3 automatic entrants), Central America (4.5 qualifiers through the Copa Centroamericana) and the Caribbean (4.5 qualifiers through the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup).
This summer’s edition will be held in the United States, with Costa Rica and a to-be-confirmed Caribbean country also hosting two games in the first round of matches in Groups B and C. The winner of the Concacaf Gold Cup will play against the United States, who are defending champions of the 2017 edition, in the 2019 Concacaf Cup – a one-match play-off fixture to decide the qualifying country to participate in the 2021 Confederations Cup. In the event that the USMNT win the 2019 Gold Cup, they will automatically qualify for the Confederations Cup as 2017 and 2019 champions.
The venues for the seeded teams have been announced, tickets are on sales and all the fixtures will be announced on the 10th April.
The seeded nations, the four highest ranked nations based on the Concacaf Ranking Index for September 2018 – in alphabetical order: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States – and their respective groups, will play as follows:
Group A – Mexico
June 15: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
June 19: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, CO
June 23: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Group B – Costa Rica
June 16: Non-US venue to be determined
June 20: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
June 24: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Group C – Honduras
June 17: Non-US venue to be determined
June 21: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
June 25: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Group D – United States
June 18: Allianz Field, Saint Paul, MN
June 22: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
June 26: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS
Concacaf also announced the dates and venues for the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Gold Cup. Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Nashville join Chicago in hosting the decisive knock out round of the 2019 Gold Cup, after it was announced in late September that Soldier Field will host the Final, on Sunday, July 7.
June 29: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX (QF1: 1B v 2A & QF2: 1A v 2B)*
June 30: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA (QF3: 1C v 2D & QF4: 1D v 2C)*
July 2: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Winner QF1 v Winner QF2)
July 3: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN (Winner QF3 v Winner QF4)
July 7: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Tickets to the Gold Cup, which crowns the best national team in North, Central America and the Caribbean while celebrating soccer, sportsmanship and culture, are available by visiting www.GoldCup.org or calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Fans can also contact their specific venue or visit venue websites for box office hours and information.
- Buy your tickets at https://thisisours.goldcup.org/
- Follow the tournament news at the event’s official Twitter account and Facebook page
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