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 the USA who defeated Jamaica in the 2017 Final.
When is the Gold Cup?
The Gold Cup is held every 2 years, usually in July. The 2019 Gold Cup is taking place between the 15th June and 7th July 2019.
Where is the Gold Cup?
The 2019 Gold Cup is primarily being hosted by the USA, with Costa Rica and Jamaica hosting double headers in the group stages. Matches are being played at the following venues:
- Pasadena, California – Rose Bowl (Capacity – 90,888)
- Denver – Broncos Stadium at Mile High (Capacity – 76,125)
- Houston – NRG Stadium (Capacity – 71,795)
- Houston – BBVA Compass Stadium (Capacity – 22,039)
- Charlotte – Bank of America Stadium (Capacity – 75,525)
- Philadelphia – Lincoln Financial Field (Capacity – 69,176)
- Nashville – Nissan Stadium (Capacity – 69,143)
- Cleveland – FirstEnergy Stadium (Capacity – 67,895)
- Glendale, Arizona – State Farm Stadium (Capacity – 63,400)
- Chicago – Soldier Field (Capacity – 61,500)
- Harrison, New Jersey – Red Bull Arena (Capacity – 25,000)
- Los Angeles – Banc of California Stadium (Capacity – 22,000)
- Frisco, Texas – Toyota Stadium (Capacity – 20,500)
- Saint Paul, Minnesota – Allianz Field (Capacity – 19,400)
- Kansas City, Kansas – Children’s Mercy Park (Capacity – 18,467)
- San José – Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica (Capacity – 35,175)
- Kingston – Independence Park (Capacity – 35,000)
The Final will be held at Soldier Field on the 7th July 2019.
Who is competing in the Gold Cup?
Six teams qualified after participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal (Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, USA and Trinidad & Tobago), whilst the remaining 10 qualified through the CONCACAF Nations League qualifying (Haiti, Canada, Martinique, Curaçao, Bermuda, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, Nicaragua and El Salvador).
How do I get there?
The majority of the host venues are served by international airports, each with links to many world destinations.
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How do I get tickets to the Gold Cup?
Tickets for the 2019 Gold Cup are now on general sale and can be purchased through the official ticketing website here.
Where and when is the next Gold Cup?
The hosts for the 2021 Gold Cup has yet to be decided, with questions being asked whether the tournament will even continue after 2019.
Official Website: www.goldcup.org
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