MIAMI -- CONCACAF announced Wednesday that the 2017 Gold Cup Final will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on July 26.
Levi’s Stadium is one of the 14 venues in 13 cities that will host the competition, the 14th in the tournament’s history. Opened in 2014, Levi’s Stadium has hosted events of a global magnitude, including the sold-out inaugural match of the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario, as well as Super Bowl 50 last year.
“Levi’s Stadium has quickly earned a place among America’s top stadiums in terms of atmosphere, amenities and fan experience,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “We’re proud to now bring the Final of the Gold Cup – the region’s top competition for national teams – to the Bay Area, building on the resounding success of the Copa America Centenario opener, which drew record crowds last year.”
Played every two years in premier stadiums across the United States, the CONCACAF Gold Cup brings the region’s top national teams to fans throughout the country. This year’s edition will visit venues that include first-time host city Santa Clara, as well as fellow debutants Cleveland, Nashville, and San Antonio, as the tournament reaches new markets to satisfy the growing demand for international football in the North American market.
“Being chosen to host the 2017 Gold Cup Final at Levi’s Stadium is a great honor for our organization and we look forward to welcoming soccer fans from across the Northern Hemisphere to Santa Clara in July,” said San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido. “We want to thank CONCACAF for entrusting the championship match of their storied Gold Cup with us and we look forward to working with our local partners to put on an epic grand finale.”
Following the completion of the Copa Centroamericana earlier this month, champion Honduras has qualified for the 2017 Gold Cup, along with El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. Those teams join seven other national teams that will participate: Canada, Mexico and the United States from North America, as well as Curacao, French Guiana, Jamaica, and Martinique from the Caribbean.
Haiti and Nicaragua will face off in a home-and-away play-in series during the FIFA match dates on March 24 and 28 to decide the Gold Cup’s 12th and last berth.
The groups and full schedule for the 2017 Gold Cup will be unveiled in March.
Exclusive Presale Offering
Fans can visit www.GoldCup.org to sign up for an exclusive pre-sale offering for any 2017 Gold Cup game day including the Final at Levi’s Stadium, before seats go on sale to the general public. Tickets for the 2017 Gold Cup will go on sale at a later date. The Gold Cup Organizing Committee encourages fans to purchase their tickets early in order to secure the best seats for a great fan experience.