The venues have been announced! CONCACAF released the 13 venues and host cities that will welcome the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 7-28, 2013.
For the third straight tournament, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, will host matches. The NFL stadium previously hosted games in the 2009 and 2011 tournaments.
According to the release sent out, there will be more venues hosting games this year than in previous years. Five MLS venues will be apart of the hosting cities as well.
The region's premier National Team tournament will again expand its footprint by visiting eight new world-class venues in this year's edition: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA; M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD; Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO; Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT; BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX; Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL; JELD-WEN Field in Portland, OR and Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT. Six new Gold Cup cities are featured in this group of newcomers, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Hartford, Portland and Salt Lake City. Houston and Miami return to host the tournament, for the 5th and 9th time consecutive time, respectively.
To date, eleven of the twelve participating national teams have qualified for this year's tournament. In alphabetical order: Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States. The final spot will be decided on Friday in the fifth-place match of the 2013 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana between Guatemala and Panama, which is being held in Costa Rica.
Once the full schedule comes out we will have you covered here as to who will be coming to town this summer. More than likely we'll get more Mexican national team games.