December 4, 2023Soccer
NRG Stadium Announced as Host Venue for CONMEBOL Copa America 2024
The home of the Houston Texans to host 3 matches
The CONMEBOL Copa América 2024™ will be held in 14 cities in the United States from June 20 to July 14, 2024, with 2 to 3 matches per venue.
● The 14 stadiums distributed in 10 states on the East Coast, Central Zone and West Coast will be dressed in the colors and image of this new edition of the oldest and most exciting national team tournament in the world.
● On this occasion, the CONMEBOL Copa América™ will feature 32 matches to be played over the 25 days of competition and 16 participating teams, 10 from CONMEBOL and six from Concacaf, as guests.
● NRG Stadium to host 3 matches including the Mexican National Team's opener on June 22, a Group match on June 24 and the tournament's 1st Quarterfinal on July 4 featuring the winner of Argentina's group.
CONMEBOL announced the 14 host cities, the stadiums and the match schedule that will be part of the 48th edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América™, which will be held in the United States from June 20 to July 14, 2024.
This announcement comes after CONMEBOL confirmed that the opening match of the tournament will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA) and the final at Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, FL).
This competition, which promises to be an unforgettable spectacle for football lovers from around the world, will feature 32 matches to be played by the 16 participating teams (10 from CONMEBOL and 6 from CONCACAF) at 14 emblematic stadiums in the United States.
"We will experience an unforgettable Copa America, enjoying the best football in the world in 14 magnificent stadiums. The passion of football will run through this great country from east to west and from north to south, bringing excitement and fun to hundreds of thousands of fans at the venues and millions of spectators around the world," said Alejandro Dominguez, President of CONMEBOL and FIFA Vice President.
"I congratulate all of the host cities and their sports commissions. These venues are world-class and have passionate fans who are renowned for getting behind major events,” said Victor Montagliani, Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President. “The exciting prospect of co-organizing the Copa America 2024 with our partners at CONMEBOL, in addition to the range of Concacaf competitions we will deliver in the next three years, will cement our region as a global hub for football as we head towards the FIFA World Cup 2026”, added Montagliani.
The 14 stadiums that will host the CONMEBOL Copa América 2024™, in alphabetical order are:
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
The group stage will be held from June 20 to July 2, quarterfinals from July 4 to 6, semifinals on July 9 and 10, third-place match on July 13, and lastly the final on July 14.
According to the dynamics of the competition, two groups will play in the west and center of the country, and two groups in the east and center. The competition will move in an easterly direction, the quarterfinals will be played in the west and center, while the semifinal and final will take place in the east.
CONMEBOL America's Cup 2024
The CONMEBOL Copa América 2024™️ will be played in the United States and includes 10 CONMEBOL teams and 6 CONCACAF guest teams. In this edition, this traditional tournament will be organized by both confederations.
The 6 Concacaf teams qualify through the Concacaf Nations League 2023/24. The already known representative teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean are the United States, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama. The other two Concacaf participants will be confirmed after a Play-In between Canada vs Trinidad and Tobago, and Costa Rica vs Honduras. This Play-In will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024.
In the 48th edition of one of the most important competitions of the continent, this will be the second time in the tournament's history that it will host 16 teams - having hosted the same number of teams in its 2016 edition, also held in the United States.
Teams that have won 10 FIFA World Cup™ titles and the biggest stars of world football will take the field for 32 matches in this edition of the tournament in June and July 2024.
Rocking the Continent
The CONMEBOL Copa América has incredible power, it can make everything move, emotions vibrate and hearts soar.
It makes the flags fly, the nets shake, the stands tremble, the stadiums rock. Its history makes the entire continent proud, causing our football to palpitate as a single force.
This competition has the power to bring out the best version of us to define who we are: as South Americans: football, history, joy and passion.
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