New York / New Jersey to Host Doubleheader July 19
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (Thursday, March 12, 2015) – The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup finals schedule was announced today by CONCACAF. MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, will host the quarterfinals – a doubleheader - Sunday, July 19, 2015. Match times will be 4:30pm ET and 7:30pm ET.
Today’s announcement marks Gold Cup’s first return to MetLife Stadium since 2011, when the venue hosted a quarterfinal doubleheader featuring Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica in front of almost 80,000 fans.
Tickets to all Gold Cup matches will be available to the general public starting on Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET by visiting www.GoldCup.org.
Tickets will also be available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office beginning Friday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m., ET. For groups of 12+ tickets, email email@example.com or call 201-559-1300.
Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup has established itself as the region's most popular national team tournament. Featuring the Confederation's best players from 12 top nations, the competition routinely draws capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region and around the world.
To date, eleven of the twelve national teams scheduled to participate have qualified for this year’s tournament. Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States, in alphabetical order, will compete for the Confederation Crown in July.
The final spot will be decided in late March through a play-in series between the fifth-place finisher of the 2014 UNCAF Central American Cup (Honduras) and the 2014 Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup (French Guyana). French Guiana will be home team for the first leg on March 25, while Honduras will host the return leg on March 29.
MetLife Stadium has hosted international soccer each year since opening in 2010, including Argentina vs. Brazil on June 8, 2012, the highest attended soccer match in New Jersey history, with 81,994 fans in attendance. On August 4, 2013, four of the top European clubs (Valencia CF, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Chelsea FC) took part in the 2013 International Champions Cup.
For more information, please visit www.GoldCup.org and www.metlifestadium.com.