Concacaf Announces Nissan Stadium as Semifinal Venue for the 2019 Gold Cup
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced Nissan Stadium has been awarded one of the semifinals in the Gold Cup this summer. The game will be played on Wednesday, July 3rd. Additionally, Concacaf announced the venues and dates of the seeded nations in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, as well as all match dates for the other venues of the 15th edition of the confederation’s continental championship.
“We are excited to be selected as one of the semifinal venues for the 2019 Gold Cup,” said Bob Flynn, Titans Vice President of Facilities and Game Day Operations. “This ranks as the highest profile non-friendly game this market has seen and puts us as one of the top three venues for this tournament. Top-flight soccer has become a staple for Nissan Stadium and the fans in this region have responded. We are looking forward to this world class event and welcoming soccer fans from far and wide.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Gold Cup back to Nashville next year,” Nashville Mayor David Briley said. “Soccer is growing and thriving here, and Concacaf and its teams and fans will get the same warm welcome all our visitors receive – plus a lot of loud cheers and chants ringing through Nissan Stadium. The Gold Cup will be another great showcase for ‘the beautiful game’ in our beautiful city.”
“We are honored to be hosting a Gold Cup match again in 2019,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “Their confidence in Nashville is a testament to the great job the Titans have done and the tremendous response from soccer fans in the city. Having a semi-final game on July 3 truly amplifies Nashville as a destination for the holiday weekend.”
Next summer’s tournament will be the first to feature an expanded version, with 16 countries vying for continental glory in what is set to be the largest Gold Cup in history. 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, TX
Group D - United States
June 18: Allianz Field, Minnesota, 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: 2A v 1C & QF2: 1A v 2C)*
June 30: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA (QF3: 2B v 1D & QF4: 1B v 2D)*
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
*Order of the matches subject to change
The complete groups and schedule will be announced early next year, once all nations have qualified for the Gold Cup via the Concacaf Nations League Qualifier, with rounds upcoming in October and November of 2018, and March of 2019. To date, six of the 16 national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for next year’s tournament, those being the countries that participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
- The announcement of the Concacaf Ranking for September 2018 can be found here
- For more information on the qualification process to the Concacaf 2019 Gold Cup, click here
- To see a 2019 Gold Cup hype video, click here
Taking place every two years, the Concacaf Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture.
The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Scotiabank, and Toyota. The tournament will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks and transmitted on radio in Spanish by Fútbol de Primera Radio Network, and broadcast by television partners in countries around the world.
Exclusive Presale Offering
Fans can now visit www.GoldCup.org to sign up for an exclusive pre-sale offering for any Gold Cup gameday in 2019, before seats go on sale to the general public. Tickets for the 2019 Gold Cup will go on sale to the public on October 23rd at 10am local*. The LOC encourages fans to purchase their tickets early in order to secure the best seats for a great fan experience.
*Allianz Field and Children’s Mercy Park tickets will go on-sale at a later date. Sign-up at GoldCup.org to receive additional information for when Minneapolis and Kansas City tickets go on-sale.
Visual Assets for Media Members
CONCACAF, together with the Local Host Committees, have prepared visual assets to aid media members in their coverage of this announcement. To access photos and video footage of the stadiums and other assets, please click here. You may need to copy and then paste the link into your browser.