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Fans have until March 4 to buy Venue Passes for a chance
to enter lottery to purchase tickets to the Final at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (Feb. 29, 2016) The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC) in Chicago announced today the start times to all 2016 Copa America Centenario matches, including the three matches to be played at MetLife Stadium.

The first match at MetLife Stadium, a Sunday, June 12, Group B showdown between Ecuador and Haiti, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Friday, June 17, Quarterfinal match and the Sunday, June 26, Copa Centenario Final will both begin at 8 p.m. ET. The complete tournament schedule is available here.

Potential teams that will appear in the Quarterfinal match on June 17:  The winner of Group B, which includes Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Peru, will play the second-place finisher in Group A, which includes the USA, Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Tickets to the Ecuador vs. Haiti match and the June 17 Quarterfinal are only available via the two-game NY/NJ Venue Pass. Tickets to the Final will be sold separately.  Fans have until Friday, March 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET to purchase a Venue Pass and be eligible for the lottery to buy tickets to the Copa America Centenario Final.

NY/NJ Venue Passes can be purchased online at or by phone by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Fans should note that tickets for the Copa America Centenario tournament are only available through these outlets and not through the MetLife Stadium Box Office.

Early response from fans has been strong and demand is surging now that both local and traveling fans know where to see their favorite teams. The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee is encouraging fans to purchase Venue Passes early to ensure access to tickets. If any tickets remain, individual tickets would be made available at a later date.

Schedule for MetLife Stadium: 
June 12 Ecuador vs. Haiti 6:30 P.M. ET
June 17 Quarter Final:  B1 vs. A2  8 P.M. ET
June 26 FINAL 8 P.M ET

  • Buy your tickets now at
  • Copa America Centenario tournament schedule (including kickoff times)
  • Follow the tournament news at the event's official Twitter account and Facebook page
  • Fans traveling to the NY/NJ region for the tournament should visit the MetLife Stadium website for travel/hospitality information

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.

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.