Groups & Schedule Announced in Los Angeles for Largest-Ever Edition of Gold Cup Tournament;
Tickets On Sale Now via Goldcup.org
Los Angeles (Thursday, April 11, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced that Bermuda, Haiti and Nicaragua will join Costa Rica in Group B at this year’s Concacaf Gold Cup, which books the four national teams into a June 24 doubleheader at Red Bull Arena.
“The love for football is demonstrated with every passing edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup,” said Concacaf President Victor Montagliani. “Bringing the 16-team Gold Cup to Costa Rica, Jamaica and the United States is a watershed moment for football in our Confederation. This 15th edition will make the tournament more competitive and compelling for players and fans, while showcasing our region’s unity, passion for football and talent on the field.”
The journey for Group B begins on June 16 in San Jose, Costa Rica – marking the first time a Central American venue has hosted the Gold Cup. After a layover in Frisco, Texas, for the second group match, a quarterfinal berth could be on the line at Red Bull Arena as top seed Costa Rica wraps up group play against Haiti following a matchup between Bermuda and Nicaragua.
The 2019 Gold Cup will be the biggest-ever edition of the event, with more participating nations (16 up from 12 in 2017), more host countries (three, including first-time matches in Costa Rica and Jamaica, and more stadiums (17 up from 14 in 2017, eight of which are in contention to become a 2026 FIFA World Cup venue).
In the Knockout rounds, Houston’s NRG Stadium and Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field will host two Quarterfinal matches each, on June 29 and 30 respectively. The winning teams will move on to State Farm Stadium in Phoenix and Nissan Stadium in Nashville for the Semifinals. The grand final is scheduled to be played on July 7, in Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field.
The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Scotiabank, Sprint, 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 over 180 countries around the world.