As part of its maiden season, Q2 Stadium in North Austin will host a run of international soccer games.
Austin FC announced April 22 that Q2 Stadium has been selected as one of the venues for the upcoming 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. This year’s Gold Cup takes place in July and August.
"It is an honor for Q2 Stadium, in its first year of operations, to be designated as one of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup venues,” Austin FC President Andy Loughnane said in the team’s April 22 news release.
CONCACAF stands for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, which is part of the FIFA body of international soccer associations.
A total of 16 teams, including the U.S. men’s national team and Mexican men’s national team, will compete in the 2021 Gold Cup. Other teams playing in the tournament include other CONCACAF nations, such as Canada, Costa Rica and Honduras.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup host nation Qatar has also been invited to compete in the tournament.
Five other stadiums in Texas were announced as host venues for the 2021 Gold Cup. The other Texas stadiums set to host tournament games later this year are AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Toyota Stadium in Frisco, the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and BBVA Stadium and NRG Stadium in Houston.
In its April 22 release, Austin FC stated that further details, including ticketing, attendance and full schedules, will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about the 2021 Gold Cup, visit the CONCACAF website.
Austin FC will host its first-ever Major League Soccer game at Q2 Stadium on June 19, when the San Jose Earthquakes visit. The team has yet to announce if fans will be allowed in Q2 Stadium this year and at what capacity. Loughnane has previously stated that an announcement will likely come sometime in May.
Q2 Stadium to host 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup games this summer
Q2 Stadium in North Austin has been selected as one of the venues for the upcoming 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. (Courtesy Austin FC)