CONCACAF Nations League Finals head to Allegiant Stadium

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Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, has bolstered its football events portfolio after it was announced as the host of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League Finals.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced yesterday (Monday) that Allegiant Stadium will stage the event in June.

The CNL Finals will be contested by the four CNL League A group winners. The event will feature two semi-finals on June 15, followed by a third-place match and final on June 18.

The final will crown the second champion after the US won the inaugural edition of the competition in 2021. The first event was held at Empower Field at Mile High, home of the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

Allegiant Stadium has hosted association football events in the past, including the Soccer Champions Tour last year. It also staged the final of the Leagues Cup, a club competition between Major League Soccer and Liga MX sides, and the final of the Gold Cup national team tournament in 2021.

Victor Montagliani, CONCACAF president, said: “The City of Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium will be tremendous hosts of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League Finals. We all enjoyed an outstanding Gold Cup final at the same venue in 2021, and I have no doubt the quality of the teams combined with the world-class facility will draw fans from across our region.

“The CONCACAF Nations League has already transformed men’s national team football in our confederation, providing a consistent calendar of official matches for all 41 of our Member Associations, and allowing their teams to grow and thrive on and off the pitch, and ultimately to strive to reach the next level. I am looking forward with great anticipation to the Finals of the second edition of this wonderful competition.”

Chris Wright, general manager at Allegiant Stadium, added: “We’re delighted to have CONCACAF return to Allegiant Stadium this June with Nations League Finals. The swell of energy these teams and their fans bring to our facility and the entire city is incomparable, and we look forward to continuing to bring global sporting events like these to Las Vegas alongside our partners at the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority).”

The second edition of the CONCACAF Nations League kicked off last June, with the remaining group stage matches scheduled to take place over the coming week. These matches will decide the teams that will take part in the Finals at Allegiant Stadium.

The 65,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium opened in 2020 and is scheduled to host the Super Bowl in 2024. The stadium was recently awarded hosting rights to the 2028 edition of the NCAA Final Four college basketball event.