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Eight new venues picked for Concacaf championship
January 23rd, 2013 7:04PM
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[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)



3 comments
  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.

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