As the excitement continues to build up, let’s take a moment to appreciate 15 of the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup stadiums that will host this much-anticipated soccer tournament across 14 locations in the United States and one in Canada (Toronto). Without further ado, let the countdown begin.
The AT&T Stadium is normally home to the Dallas Cowboys and their colossal following in the NFL. However, the City of Arlington is opening its doors to the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup as its set to host two of the four quarter-final stages.
Bank of America Stadium
One of the most illustrious sports venues in the whole of the US, the Bank of America Stadium is famous for its light blue décor and vibrant supporters which turn out to see both the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC. This ground will certainly be close to capacity when the USMNT plays Nicaragua here.
With a history stemming back to the 1920s, Soldier Field is an iconic sports ground in Chicago. Housing the Chicago Fire again and as well as being the long-time home of the Chicago Bears this place is steeped in sporting history. While Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Ed Sheeran are all set to play here in summer 2023, the biggest show will be the USA vs. Jamaica, in the opening game of the tournament.
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Two of the quarter-finals of the tournament are set to be held here in Cincinnati, Ohio. TQL Stadium has been a happy ground for the US national teams as the USMNT have won two matches here, while the women defeated Paraguay 8-0. The US will definitely play here again, as the both winners and runners-up of Group A are set to play here.
DRV PNK Stadium
The temporary home of Inter Miami might be replaced in a few years but has gained notoriety for riotous atmospheres. The DRV PNK Stadium is set to host four group-stage matches featuring Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, and Cuba.
State Farm Stadium
More commonly known for hosting the Arizona Cardinals games in the NFL, the State Farm Stadium has become synonymous with large-scale entertainment events far beyond American Football. This could be a reflection of the Cardinals’ subpar performance and reluctance to earn playoff football in the past five years. Qatar is appearing as a guest nation and playing Honduras here, while the other game is Haiti vs. Mexico.
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Red Bull Arena
Affectionately known as the Cathedral of American Soccer, the Red Bull Arena is a hallowed turf having housed Thierry Henry for multiple seasons. The sixth-largest soccer-specific ground in the US will host four group-stage matches including Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.
Mexico’s Héctor Herrera might not play here all the time at the NRG but is only down the road with Houston Dynamo’s Shell Energy Stadium not too far away He’ll be hoping for some of the Dynamo local fans to come out and support him as Mexico plays Honduras here.
Shell Energy Stadium
Houston Dynamo supporters might not have had the best football to cheer here at the Shell Energy Stadium in recent years. However, the 2023 season has gone much better than other recent efforts. Therefore, franchise fans will hope that the four matches here won’t dig up the turf too much. Local Texans can enjoy one particularly interesting match here as Canada is set to play Cuba in the final game of the group stage phase on this ground.
The world-famous SoFi Stadium is one of the premier destinations for sporting events. Based in Inglewood, California, this venue has already secured the rights to 2026 World Cup games and events during the 2028 Olympics. Adding to an already stacked resume, this futuristic ground will house the final of the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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In the past few years, Allegiant Stadium has clearly expanded its business model to offer elite-level soccer games. Subsequently, it’s hosted the Leagues Cup final, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea. More importantly, it hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup final back in 2021 when the US defeated Mexico 1-0. This year it’s set to host one of the semi-final ties.
Alex Morgan, Emily van Egmond, and Casey Stoney all call the Snapdragon Stadium home as they all turn out for the San Diego Wave. The home fans are therefore used to legendary personnel plying their trade on this very ground. Hopefully, they’ll be treated to a similar quality match as this venue is set to host one of the two semi-final ties.
The Field of Jeans, more commonly known as Levi’s Stadium might not be in danger of setting a new record attendance previously attained by Wrestlemania back in 2015 – but is still hosting some mouth-watering ties, including Mexico’s game against Qatar.
Home to Major League Soccer’s newest franchise, CityPark is already entrenching itself in history as St. Louis City has performed well beyond expectation. As the ground was only finished in late 2022, there have been no international matches here prior. Jamaica will be the first designated home team (other than St. Louis) to play here as they play Nicaragua. However, the crowd will be more excited for the proceeding match as the US will play their second group stage game here.
Famously known as the home of Major League Soccer franchise Toronto FC, BMO Field has hosted a couple of high-profile teams, including the likes of Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Benfica. It is also expected to host Canada’s opening matches in this year’s edition of the Gold Cup, and even more during the 2026 World Cup.
There you have it! The 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup stadiums. Which one is your favorite?