The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that Allianz Field will host Group D of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, which includes the United States, in their first matchday of the tournament on Tuesday, June 18.
The Concacaf Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, crowning the best of North, Central America and the Caribbean and featuring some of the hemisphere’s best players and teams. Next summer’s tournament will be the first to feature an expanded version, with 16 countries vying for continental glory.
- The announcement of the Concacaf Ranking Index for September 2018 can be found here.
- For more information on the qualification process to the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, click here.
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 2018 and March 2019. To date, the six national teams that participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round — Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States — have automatically qualified for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.
The host venue, Allianz Field, broke ground in May 2017 and is expected to be completed in February 2019. The 19,400-capacity seat stadium is more than 80 percent complete to date. Interior bowl seat installation is nearing completion, the final panels of the exterior PTFE skin have been hoisted and the stadium grass will begin to be planted in the coming weeks. The privately financed, soccer-specific stadium features a 2,800-capacity safe-standing supporters’ section with a 34-degree grade that will create a wall of fans behind the south goal.
Gold Cup tickets at Allianz Field will go on sale in mid to late November. Receive early access for Gold Cup tickets by subscribing to the MNUFC newsletter at mnufc.com/newsletter. Season tickets for 2019 at Allianz Field might be sold out, but the next best way to guarantee your opportunity to purchase Gold Cup tickets is by joining The Preserve, the official Allianz Field Waiting List. Visit mnufc.com/tickets/allianz-field-waiting-list for more information.