CONCACAF Gold Cup venues confirmed for 2019, semis in Glendale and Nashville
The knockout rounds of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in four different cities before the final in Chicago, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Reliant Stadium in Houston and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will host the quarterfinals of the tournament on June 29 and June 30, respectively. State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, will host one semifinal on July 2 and Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, was chosen as the site of the other on July 3.
The competition will expand to 16 teams for the first time, with all but two games to be held at venues in the United States. Six teams -- the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago -- have already qualified, with the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras placed into Groups A, B, C and D, respectively.
CONCACAF announced last month that Chicago will host the final.
The complete schedule:
Group A (Mexico)
June 15: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
June 19: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver
June 23: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Group B (Costa Rica)
June 16: Non-U.S. venue to be determined
June 20: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
June 24: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Group C (Honduras)
June 17: Non-U.S. venue to be determined
June 21: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston
June 25: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles
Group D (United States)
June 18: Allianz Field, Saint Paul, Minnesota
June 22: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
June 26: Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
June 29: NRG Stadium, Houston
June 30: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
July 2: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
July 3: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
July 7: Soldier Field, Chicago