NASHVILLE – U.S. Soccer is bringing the Concacaf Gold Cup and Nations League trophies to Nashville on Wednesday, Aug. 18, providing fans with the opportunity to see the trophies in person and take photos. Brian McBride, General Manager of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, will be traveling with the trophies.
Nashville sports mascots GNASH, T-Rac and Tempo will do photos with the trophies at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Nashville Visitor Center at the Bridgestone Arena glass tower.
Nashville is hosting USA-Canada, Presented by Volkswagen, in a World Cup Qualifying match on Sept. 5 at Nissan Stadium Game tickets are available. This will be U.S. Soccer’s first home match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign and serves as a preview with Nashville in contention to serve as a host city for the 2026 World Cup. More details at visitmusiccity/worldcupqualifier.
The U.S. team beat archrival Mexico twice this summer in championship matches, first on June 6 in the Concacaf Nations League final and then again on Aug. 1 in the Gold Cup final. McBride is a former U.S. Men’s National Team striker and three-time World Cup veteran, having been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014.
WHO: CONCACAF Gold Cup Trophy and CONCACAF National League Trophy and Brian McBride, General Manager of the U.S. Men’s National Team
WHAT: Trophy Tour
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021
- 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Nashville Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena (2 p.m. with sports mascots)
- 6:30 p.m.: Nashville Soccer Club, Nissan Stadium
Nashville-based pop/rock singer-songwriter Ben Rector will headline a free concert outside Nissan Stadium to kick off festivities on Sept. 5. Country artist Lindsay Ell will open the show at 4:15 p.m., and Rector will take the stage at 5:15 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. match.
The concert is free and open to the public, including those without game tickets. Game tickets are on sale.
The concert will take place on the South Plaza between Gates 8 and 9 at Nissan Stadium. Gates will open at 3 p.m. alongside U.S. Soccer’s official FanHQ event, a pregame fan activation created to extend the fan experience beyond the 90 minutes on the pitch. The event will include music, games, food and more.