The Gold Cup is a men’s football competition for international sides from CONCACAF, the football confederation of North America (including Central America and the Caribbean). First held in 1963, the current holders are Mexico who defeated the USA 1-0 in the 2019 Final.
Mexico are the most successful team in the Gold Cup, winning the tournament 8 times followed by the USA with 6 titles.
When is the CONCACAF Gold Cup?
The Gold Cup is held every 2 years, usually in July. The 2021 Gold Cup is taking place between the 10th July and 1st August 2021.
Where is the CONCACAF Gold Cup?
The USA has hosted or co-hosted every tournament since 1991. The USA will host the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup at 10 venues across 8 cities:
- Dallas – Cotton Bowl (Capacity – 92,100)
- Arlington (Texas) – AT&T Stadium (Capacity – 80,000)
- Houston – NRG Stadium (Capacity – 71,795)
- Houston – BBVA Stadium (Capacity – 22,039)
- Glendale (Arizona) – State Farm Stadium (Capacity – 63,400)
- Las Vegas – Allegiant Stadium (Capacity – 61,000)
- Orlando – Exploria Stadium (Capacity – 25,500)
- Austin – Q2 Stadium (Capacity – 20,500)
- Frisco (Texas) – Toyota Stadium (Capacity – 20,500)
- Kansas City (Kansas) – Children’s Mercy Park (Capacity – 18,467)
Which teams play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup?
The 2019 tournament was the first to have 16 teams, up from 12. All 41 CONCACAF members enter a qualification tournament to decide 12 of the qualifiers, with the remaining four determined by an additional qualification tournament.
12 teams qualified for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup through the CONCACAF Nations League – Canada, Honduras, Grenada, Jamaica, USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Martinique, Suriname and Panama.
2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar have been invited to participate in the 2021 and 2023 tournaments. The remaining 3 teams will qualify through the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers which will take place in the United States the week before the tournament.
How do I get to the Gold Cup?
How do I get tickets to the Gold Cup?
Consult the official website to check for updated ticket information.