DENVER, Colo. (May 17, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is in the process of announcing the 15 host cities for the 2019 Gold Cup. CONCACAF announced today that Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. will host matches in the tournament.
2019 Gold Cup Denver: Mile High to host Gold Cup matches again
“Denver is honored to once again host one of the major soccer tournaments in the world. The city greeted the 2017 Gold Cup with large, energetic crowds of soccer fans, and The Mile High City is ready for another big matchup next summer. With seven professional sports teams, including strong support for soccer and Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids, Denver remains an ideal sports city for major international events,” Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission, said.
This announcement comes as part of a week of events in which CONCACAF is announcing the host cities and venues for the 2019 iteration of the tournament. For the 2019 Gold Cup, the tournament format will expand to 16 teams and be held at a record 15 locations. This expansion is part of the confederation’s goal of expanding exposure and improving the quality of national teams throughout the North and Central America and the Caribbean.
So far, the six participants of the 2018 World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round — Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States — have all automatically qualified for the tournament.
Details including the groups, scheduling, and ticketing information will be announced next year, including the details for the 2019 Gold Cup Denver matches.
In 2017, Sports Authority Field hosted group stage games involving Mexico, Jamaica, El Salvador, and Curacao. El Salvador won their match against the Gold Cup debutant while Jamaica and Mexico played to a scoreless draw. Jamaica went on to beat El Tri in the semifinals but lost to the United States in the Gold Cup final.