Venues announced for 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup

North American nations learned the host cities for this year’s 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. Thirteen different cities will host the confederation championship – one for each day of matches. The 2009 Gold Cup runs 3-26 July.



The final schedule and groups’ draw will be announced at a later date. The 12 teams participating are Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and USA.

North American nations learned the host cities for this year’s 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. Thirteen different cities will host the confederation championship – one for each day of matches. The 2009 Gold Cup runs 3-26 July.



The final schedule and groups’ draw will be announced at a later date. The 12 teams participating are Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and USA.



The opening round runs 3-12 July. The first group plays in Los Angeles on 3 July, Columbus on 7 July and Miami on 10 July. The next group plays in Seattle on 4 July, Washington on 8 July and Boston on 11 July. The third group plays in San Francisco on 5 July, Houston on 9 July and Phoenix on 12 July.



Eight teams advance beyond the group phase. Four teams play their quarter-final stage in Philadelphia on 18 July while the other four teams play their quarter-final stage in Dallas on 19 July. The final four advance to the semi-final stage in Chicago on 23 July.



As for the final, it will take place in New York on 26 July.





SCHEDULE

First Round

3 July – The Home Depot Center (Los Angeles)

4 July – Qwest Field (Seattle)

5 July – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (San Francisco)

7 July – Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)

8 July – Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington)

9 July – Reliant Stadium (Houston)

10 July – Florida International University Stadium (Miami)

11 July – Gillette Stadium (Boston)

12 July – University of Phoenix Stadium (Phoenix)



Quarterfinals

18 July – Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)

19 July – Dallas Cowboys New Stadium (Dallas)



Semifinals

23 July – Soldier Field (Chicago)



Final

26 July – Giants Stadium (New York)


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