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GILLETTE STADIUM TO HOST MATCHES IN COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO
Historic centennial edition of Copa America will be staged outside of South America for the first time
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee announced today that Gillette Stadium is one of 10 venues that have been selected to host matches during the 2016 Copa America. The tournament, which will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the South American Football Championship, will be held in the United States for the first time with matches scheduled to take place June 3-26.
All 10 teams from CONMEBOL will participate in the competition, as will six nations from CONCACAF. Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico and the United States have already qualified for the competition. The final two berths will be determined on Jan. 8, 2016 in Panama City when Trinidad & Tobago face Haiti and Panama takes on Cuba, with the two winners advancing to Copa America.
To be among the first to access tickets to the Copa America Centenario, fans can visit www.CA2016.com. Due to the expected high demand for this premium soccer tournament, fans are urged to register early to guarantee access to information as it becomes available. Current New England Revolution Season Ticket Members will be eligible to purchase tickets for Copa America Centenario during an exclusive private sale. More ticketing information will be released in the coming weeks.
The 2016 Copa America will add to the already impressive list of soccer matches to be held at Gillette Stadium since it opened in 2002. In addition to international friendlies such as the one between the U.S. National Team and Brazil in September, the venue has also hosted matches at the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2015 as well as the 2002 MLS Cup and all New England Revolution home games.
CONCACAF and CONMEBOL have partnered for the historic 2016 Copa America tournament, setting a new standard for inter-confederation cooperation in the Americas and worldwide. The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee, formed by tournament host U.S. Soccer, is a separate entity responsible for certain logistical and organizational details of the competition. For more information on the Copa America Centenario, please visit www.CA2016.com.
(release from Gillette Stadium)