The Concacaf Champions League, which has been played under three different formats in its first 12 seasons, will change again.
Concacaf will introduce an expanded Concacaf Champions League in 2023.
In recent years, the Concacaf Champions League has consisted of 16 teams -- nine from North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), the winner of the Caribbean Club Championship and six teams from the Concacaf League, which has had 22 entrants in 2019 and 2020.
The new format will qualify teams playing in Concacaf's three regions in the fall into the 16-team knockout stage played in the spring. North America.
Entrants: 20 teams (4 groups of 5). Qualifiers: 11. Central America.
Entrants: 20 teams (4 groups of 5). Qualifiers: 8. Caribbean.
Entrants: 10 teams (2 groups of 5). Qualifiers: 1.
The current format of the Concacaf Champions League will remain in place for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions. In 2023, the group stage of the new format will begin in the fall.