Mexico to play at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, date announced
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that top-ranked Mexico is the seeded team in Group A that will play as part of a doubleheader at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday, June 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup—the 15th edition of the confederation’s continental championship.
“We’re happy to welcome Mexico back to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup,” says CRVA CEO Tom Murray. “We anticipate the fan-favorite team will draw visitors from near and far, resulting in additional visitor spending that is important to our overall $7 billion visitor economy.”
Next summer’s tournament will be the first to feature an expanded version, with 16 countries vying for continental glory in what is set to be the largest Gold Cup in history. For more information on the qualification process to the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, click here. The seeded nations, the four highest ranked nations based on the Concacaf Ranking Index for September 2018—in alphabetical order: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States—and their respective groups, will play as follows:
Group A - Mexico
June 15: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
June 19: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, CO
June 23: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Group B - Costa Rica
June 16: Non-US venue to be determined
June 20: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
June 24: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Group C - Honduras
June 17: Non-US venue to be determined
June 21: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
June 25: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Group D - United States
June 18: Allianz Field, Minnesota, MN
June 22: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
June 26: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS
Concacaf also announced the dates and venues for the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Gold Cup. Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Nashville join Chicago in hosting the decisive knock out round of the 2019 Gold Cup, after it was announced in late September that Soldier Field will host the Final, on Sunday, July 7.
June 29: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX (QF1: 2A v 1C & QF2: 1A v 2C)*
June 30: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA (QF3: 2B v 1D & QF4: 1B v 2D)*
July 2: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Winner QF1 v Winner QF2)
July 3: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN (Winner QF3 v Winner QF4)
July 7: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
*Order of the matches subject to change
The complete groups and schedule will be announced early next year, once all nations have qualified for the Gold Cup via the Concacaf Nations League Qualifier, with rounds upcoming in October and November of 2018, and March of 2019. To date, six of the 16 national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for next year’s tournament, those being the countries that participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States,
Taking place every two years, the Concacaf Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship and culture.
The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Scotiabank and Toyota. The tournament will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks and transmitted on radio in Spanish by Fútbol de Primera Radio Network and broadcast by television partners in countries around the world.
Exclusive Presale Offering
Fans can now visit www.GoldCup.org to sign up for an exclusive pre-sale offering for any Gold Cup gameday in 2019, before seats go on sale to the general public. Tickets for the 2019 Gold Cup will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early in order to secure the best seats for a great fan experience.
Visual Assets for Media Members
Concacaf, together with the CRVA and Carolina Panthers, has prepared visual assets to aid media members in their coverage of this announcement. To access photos and video footage specific to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, please click here. To access additional photo and video footage of all Gold Cup stadiums and other assets, please click here. To see a 2019 Gold Cup hype video, click here.
About the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) works to deliver experiences that uniquely enrich the lives of our visitors and residents. Through leadership in destination development, marketing and venue management expertise, the CRVA leads efforts to maximize the region’s economic potential through visitor spending, creating jobs and opportunities for the community. Brands supported by the CRVA include the Charlotte Convention Center, Spectrum Center, Bojangles’ Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Regional Film Commission and Visit Charlotte in conjunction with the region’s destination marketing brand. For more information, visit charlottesgotalot.com.