CONCACAF has announced the nine stadiums in six US metropolitan areas that will host group, Quarter-Final, and Semi-Final matches in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 16th edition of CONCACAF’s flagship Men's International competition will crown the best men's national team in the Region.
This announcement comes after Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV) and DRV PNK Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, FL) was confirmed as the host venues for the Final (August 1st) and the Prelims (July 2nd – 6th), respectively. The 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup is a key part of the Confederation’s 60th-anniversary celebration and a vibrant summer of football, which will also include the CONCACAF Nations League Finals in June.
CONCACAF is avoiding the large population areas of the Northeast and West Coast for the Gold Cup, a championship many top players are likely to skip.
The New York area, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., were omitted from the venues announced as were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago.
The Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football said matches will be played at Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Frisco, and Houston in Texas; Glendale, Arizona; Kansas City, Kansas; and Orlando, Florida, in addition to the final on August 1st in Las Vegas, which was previously announced.
CONCACAF did not say which matches would be at which venues for the tournament, which starts July 10th but did say groups will be based in hubs to minimize travel.
Bermuda will be hoping to advance to the Gold Cup Group B that features the United States, Canada, and Martinique if they are successful against Barbados, and then the winner of the match between Haiti and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The nine stadiums that will host group and knockout stage matches of this year’s edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup are, in alphabetical order by stadium name (previously hosted Gold Cups):
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX (2009, 2011, 2013, and 2017)
BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019)
Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS (2011, 2015, 2019)
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX (1993)
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL (first-time host)
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2019)
Q2 Stadium, Austin, TX (first-time host)
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ (2009, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX (2015, 2017, and 2019)