The Bay Area will host the Championship match for the 2017 Gold Cup as FIFA selected Levi’s Stadium as the preferred venue. The stadium is home to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.
Levi’s Stadium was one of the venues used for the highly successful Copa America Centenario in 2016 including the inaugural match between the United States vs Colombia and the quarter-final between Chile vs Mexico.
“Levi’s Stadium has quickly earned a place among America’s top venues in terms of amosphere, amenities and fan experience,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “We’re proud to now bring the final of the Gold Cup – the region’s top competition for national teams – to the Bay Area, building on the resounding success of our Copa America Centernario opener, which drew record crowds last year.”
Santa Clara is one of 4 first-time cities to host a Gold Cup match and its stadium is one of 14 total venues that will be used this summer.
The other cities that will have a Gold Cup match are San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Philadelphia, NY/NJ, Phoenix, San Antonio and Tampa Bay.
The Gold Cup is played every two years with 12 participating national teams from the CONCACAF region vying for a Confederations Cup berth at stake. Eleven of the 12 teams are already known with the remaining participant to be decided in a two-legged playoff between Nicaragua and Haiti beginning in March.
The Gold Cup will take place July 7- July 26 and will be transmitted by Fox and Univision networks.