Los Angeles FC’s (LAFC) newly-opened Banc of California Stadium has been selected as a host venue for the 2019 CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Gold Cup soccer tournament.
The competition, which takes places every two years and involves 16 national teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean, will play out across each country including 15 venues from the USA.
The new Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer (MLS) side LAFC, will be one of those venues, welcoming 22,000 fans to its soccer-specific facility in the summer.
“The Gold Cup is anticipated every two years by fans across the region, as a true celebration of the vibrant culture and world class football that make up our wonderful and diverse One CONCACAF region,” said CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani.
“The venues selected thus far offer a mix of soccer history as well as a taste of the future of the sport in the USA, and we are excited to work with the local host committees to bring the game to fans all over the USA.
“With the upcoming selection of additional venues in the Caribbean and Central America, the Gold Cup becomes a regional event on even more levels, as CONCACAF continues to focus on making football accessible to more teams, players and fans.”
May 16, 2018