Nissan Stadium will host one of the semifinal games during the 2019 Gold Cup, the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football announced today.
The game, whichÂ determines the regional champion of nations within North America, Central America and the Caribbean, will be played on Wednesday, July 3. Chicago will host the final game on July 7.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to welcome the Gold Cup back to Nashville next year,â€ Mayor David Briley said. "Soccer is growing and thriving here, and Concacaf and its teams and fans will get the same warm welcome all our visitors receive â€“ plus a lot of loud cheers and chants ringing through Nissan Stadium."
In a June interview with Rover,Â CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Butch Spyridon cited theÂ Gold Cup and the World Cup as being two events on the city's radar.Â Nashville secured the 2019 NFL Draft earlier this year, a feat Spyridon said will spur more high-profile events.Â
â€œWe are honored to be hosting a Gold Cup match again in 2019,â€ Spyridon said today in a release. â€œTheir confidence in Nashville is a testament to the great job the Titans have done and the tremendous response from soccer fans in the city. Having a semi-final game on July 3 truly amplifies Nashville as a destination for the holiday weekend.â€â€”
Last year, the stadium hosted 47,622 people at a Gold Cup match between the United States and Panama.
The full schedule
Group A - Mexico
June 15: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
June 19: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, CO
June 23: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Group B - Costa Rica
June 16: Non-US venue to be determined
June 20: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
June 24: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Group C - Honduras
June 17: Non-US venue to be determined
June 21: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
June 25: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, TX
Group D - United States
June 18: Allianz Field, Minnesota, MN
June 22: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
June 26: Childrenâ€™s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS
Concacaf also announced the dates and venues for the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Gold Cup. Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Nashville join Chicago in hosting the decisive knock out round of the 2019 Gold Cup, afterÂ it was announced in late September that Soldier Field will host the Final, on Sunday, July 7.
June 29: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX (QF1: 2A v 1C & QF2: 1A v 2C)*
June 30: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA (QF3: 2B v 1D & QF4: 1B v 2D)*
July 2: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Winner QF1 v Winner QF2)
July 3: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN (Winner QF3 v Winner QF4)
July 7: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
The complete groups and schedule will be announced early next year, once all nations have qualified for the Gold Cup via the Concacaf Nations League Qualifier, with rounds upcoming in October, November and March.