Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Eight new venues picked for Concacaf championship
January 23rd, 2013 7:04PM

TAGS:  gold cup, mls


[GOLD CUP] The 2013 Gold Cup will be played at 13 U.S. venues, eight of them new venues for the Concacaf regional championship to be held July 7-28. Eleven of the 12 finalists have been determined following the conclusion of group play Tuesday night at the Copa Centroamericana in Costa Rica.

Three MLS stadiums -- Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium, Portland's JELD-WEN Field and Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium -- are among the new venues. The others are Atlanta's Georgia Dome, Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, Denver's Sports Authority Field, Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., and Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chicago's Soldier Field and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., return for the fourth time. Soldier Field hosted the 2007 final in which the USA won its last title. The Rose Bowl hosted the final for the third time in 2011 when Mexico beat the USA, 4-2. Seattle's CenturyLink Field and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, hosted games twice before, while Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., hosted Gold Cup matches for the first time in 2011.

In 2011, the tournament drew more than 600,000 fans throughout 13 match days, including nine sellouts.

The 11 finalists are newcomer Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States. The final spot will be decided on Friday in the fifth-place match of the Copa Centroamericana between Guatemala and Panama.

HOST CITY – VENUE (Venue Location)
• Atlanta – Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
• Baltimore - M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
• Chicago – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
• Dallas – Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
• Denver – Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)
• Hartford – Rentschler Field (East Hartford, CT)
• Houston – BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
• Los Angeles – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
• Miami – Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)
• New York– Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
• Portland – JELD-WEN Field (Portland, OR)
• Salt Lake City – Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, UT)
• Seattle – CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA)

  1. Kyr-Roger St.-Denis
    commented on: January 24, 2013 at 8:08 a.m.
    Cowboys Stadium. Seats a hundred thousand people. Unless they only put the US-Mexico match in that, it will be like a high-school game at the Rose Bowl, a truly depressing atmosphere for the neutral viewer.
  1. Mr G
    commented on: January 24, 2013 at 9:38 a.m.
    Jerry Dome only holds 80,000 and you obviously don't know Dallas. If there is any hispanic team, the stadium will be packed.
  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: January 24, 2013 at 11:59 a.m.
    Portland and Seattle deserve more games. Sellouts year after year of their MLS teams show great interest.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives