ESPNFC reports that 10 of 12 stadiums have been “locked in” as Copa America Centenario venues for the special tournament next Summer. MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey (NYC market) will host the Final.
It is unsurprising that large NFL and College Football stadiums are being chosen to host this special event. With the 16 best teams coming in from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, there is no doubt this will be a hot ticket to get and arguably, the biggest soccer event to take place in the United States since the World Cup.
In addition to MetLife Stadium, these are the rest of the venues confirmed by ESPNFC’s sources.
MetLife Stadium: East Rutherford, New Jersey (New York City)
Rose Bowl: Pasadena, California (Los Angeles)
Levi’s Stadium: Santa Clara, California (San Francisco)
CenturyLink Field: Seattle, Washington
Reliant Stadium: Houston, Texas
Soldier Field: Chicago, Illinois
Citrus Bowl: Orlando, Florida
Lincoln Financial Field: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix Stadium: Glendale, Arizona (Phoenix)
Gillette Stadium: Foxborough, Massachusetts (Boston)
There will be two more venues yet to be determined. Stadiums in Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Jacksonville and Washington D.C. will be vying for the final two spots.
As of now, 14 of 16 teams know they are in the tournament. Every CONMEBOL team as well as the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica are in. Panama plays Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago play Haiti for the final two spots.