On Monday, CONCACAF announced the host venues for the 2017 Gold Cup tournament, to be held July 7-26 in the United States. It’s the
millionth fourteenth consecutive Gold Cup tournament to be hosted all or mostly in the U.S.
On a local front, two venues will host games in Southern California. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena will host a knockout round game or two, with the exact round, date and number of games to be revealed at a later date. Meanwhile, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego will host a group-stage doubleheader on July 9, with Mexico guaranteed to be one of the teams that will play there.
One reason the schedule is not ready to be revealed is that qualifying for the tournament is not yet complete, with Central American qualifying and a final playoff between a Central American and Caribbean team yet to take place.
Considering the Rose Bowl hosted the Gold Cup final back in 2011, it seems unlikely the venue will get the final again this time around, although you never know.
We’ll have more details on the Gold Cup as they become available. For now, are you planning on going to any of the Gold Cup games in 2017? Leave a comment below!