February 14, 2017
CATRACHOS KICK OFF
Honduras will open CONCACAF Gold Cup at Red Bull Arena
Copa Centroamericana champion Honduras will play on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., July 7, the organization announced Tuesday.
CONCACAF also announced knockout rounds will be staged in the Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Phoenix metropolitan areas. Quarterfinal doubleheaders are set for Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia July 19 and Glendale, Ariz., July 20. The semifinals will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, July 22 and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., July 23.
The final is set at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., July 26.
Top seeded teams will be Honduras (Group A), the U.S. (Group B) and Mexico (Group C). Honduras will also play group matches in Houston (July 11) and Dallas (July 14).
Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, French Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama and the U.S. have qualified. Haiti and Nicaragua will meet in a home-and-away series for the final spot.
With the announcement of the knockout round venues, we complete the picture of world class stadiums for this years Gold Cup, CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio said. We know these host cities and the stadiums themselves will provide the atmosphere and facilities to match the enthusiasm of the fans they will welcome this summer.
Group A Honduras
Group B United States
Group C Mexico
Group Stage Venues & Dates:
July 7, Group A Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
July 8, Group B Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tenn.)
July 9, Group C Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)
July 11, Group A BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston)
July 12, Group B Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
July 13, Group C Sports Authority Field (Denver)
July 14, Group A Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
July 15, Group B FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland)
July 16, Group C Alamodome (San Antonio)
Knockout Round Venues:
Quarterfinal July 19 Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Quarterfinal July 20 University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)
Semifinal July 22 AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
Semifinal July 23 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)
Final July 26 Levis Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.)