Concacaf, football’s governing body in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, has confirmed that four the newest stadiums in the US will host matches during its 2023 Gold Cup international tournament.
CityPark Stadium in St Louis, Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego and TQL Stadium (pictured) in Cincinnati will host Gold Cup games for the first time, as will SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which was unveiled as the host venue for the tournament’s final late last year.
The four debutant venues are among 15 that have been lined up as host stadiums, with 14 located in the US and one in Canada – BMO Field in Toronto.
The other venues in the US will be AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, Soldier Field in Chicago, DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NRG Stadium and Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
The 17th edition of Concacaf’s flagship competition for men’s national teams will take place between June 16 and July 16.
Concacaf president and Fifa vice president Victor Montagliani said: “The Concacaf Gold Cup is our flagship competition and showcases the very best of men’s national team football in the region. With each passing edition, this competition has reached new heights on and off the pitch and I am certain the 2023 tournament will deliver outstanding football, and capture the imagination of fans across our confederation and beyond.
“The host cities and venues we have selected all have strong track records of hosting elite football, and world-class events. I want to thank each and every one of them for their commitment to Concacaf, to our Gold Cup, and to our sport. This is a tremendous time for football in the region with Nations Leagues, men’s and women’s Gold Cups, and other exciting national team and club competitions taking place over the next three years as we head towards the Fifa World Cup 2026.”
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