2016 Copa America Centenario Venues, Cities Named
10 Dec, 2015
Ten U.S. venues have been selected to host matches during the 2016 Copa America Centenario to be played June 3-26.
Three stadiums are currently used by MLS teams: Gillette Stadium (New England), Orlando Citrus Bowl (Orlando) and CenturyLink Field (Seattle). Eight of the 10 stadiums are used by NFL teams. All stadiums have a minimum capacity of 60,000.
Copa Centenario Venues:
City (Stadium: Capacity)
Foxborough, MA (Gillette Stadium: 68,756)
East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium: 82,500)
Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field: 69,596)
Orlando (Orlando Citrus Bowl: 70,000)
Chicago (Soldier Field: 61,500)
Houston (NRG Stadium: 71,500)
Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl: 92,542)
Glendale, AZ (University of Phoenix Stadium: 63,400)
Santa Clara, CA (Levi’s Stadium 68,500)
Seattle (CenturyLink Field: 67,000)
“These 10 cities and venues will provide a fantastic setting for fans across the world to attend Copa America Centenario and allow them to see the amazing passion for soccer in the United States,” said U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati. “The participating teams and fans will be treated to a first-class environment in each city and stadium, adding to the world-class talent that will be competing on the field. We are looking forward to working closely with all of the cities and venues in hosting this prestigious event and creating an extraordinary experience for fans.”
The tournament will consist of 16 teams: the 10 members of South America's Conmebol and six teams from Concacaf.
The host United States and Mexico are automatic qualifiers, while Costa Rica (2014 Central American Cup winner) and Jamaica (2014 CFU Caribbean Cup winner) qualified with regional championships last year.
The final two teams from Concacaf will be the winners in a January doubleheader in Panama City. Trinidad & Tobago will face Haiti, and Panama will face Cuba.
The 10 South American teams are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.