The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC) announced today the start times for all 2016 Copa America Centenario matches, including the two group stage and semifinal matches at NRG Stadium.

The tournament will begin in Houston on Saturday, June 11, when Colombia and Costa Rica face off at 8 p.m. CT in Group A action. The second group match in Houston will take place on Monday, June 13 between Mexico and Venezuela at 7 p.m. CT. The Semifinal match held on Tuesday, June 21 will kick off at 8 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium.

The full tournament match schedule, including kick off times, can be found HERE. (Local times are listed on the schedule.)

Early response from fans has been strong, and the local organizing committee encourages fans to purchase their Venue Passes early to ensure the best seats. Tickets to the Copa America Centenario are available by visiting Fans have until Friday, March 4 at 11:59 p.m. local venue times to purchase Venue Passes and be eligible for the lottery to buy tickets to the Copa America Centenario Final.

Copa America Centenario will be televised around the world, and on the Univision Network and FOX family of networks in the United States. Full TV schedule is expected at a later date.

Schedule & Official Start for NRG Stadium:

Group Stage

June 11 – 8 p.m. CT         Colombia vs. Costa Rica
June 13 – 7 p.m. CT         Mexico vs. Venezuela


June 21 – 8 p.m. CT         1A or 2B vs. 1D or 2C

This historic tournament will feature the top star players from North, South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, David Luiz, James Rodriguez, Kaka, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and many more are anticipated to take part.