With the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup little under seven months away, CONCACAF has announced the 14 host cities and stadiums for the biennial tournament. Following their disappointing fourth place finish in the 2015 Gold Cup, the United States looks to bounce back and win their sixth Gold Cup. Highlights from the announcement:
- Four of the host cities – San Antonio, Cleveland, Santa Clara (CA), and Nashville – are hosting a Gold Cup match for the first time.
- The USMNT group stage matches will take place in Nashville, Tampa, and Cleveland.
- The Mexican National Team matches will be played in San Diego, Denver, and San Antonio.
- Eleven of the fourteen host cities can be found in our Top Soccer Markets in the United States We’re sure this is merely a coincidence, but the only three host cities that didn’t make our list, are the cities hosting the USMNT group stages matches. Nashville has consistently drawn strong crowds for previous USMNT friendlies. Nashville and Tampa are also part of the group of ten cities vying to be a part of the next round of MLS expansion.
We’ll have much more leading up to the Gold Cup next year, including reads on sponsors, activations, and fan experiences. In the meantime, we look forward to the remaining qualification matches in January to fill out the field.
— CONCACAF (@CONCACAF) December 19, 2016
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