• Wednesday Feb 01, 2017

    Gold Cup Final … The Stadiums

    Chicago's Soldier Field (pictured) hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup finals in 2007 and 2013.

    MIAMI – With Wednesday’s announcement that it will host the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, is joining an exclusive club.

    The Gold Cup decider has been contested 13 previous times, but only six stadiums were awarded the responsibility of staging the Confederation’s greatest show.

    A record four finals have been played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, including the first one in 1991, which ended in a scoreless draw between the United States and Honduras, only for the Americans to prevail on penalty kicks.

    The Estadio Azteca in Mexico City is the lone facility to hold the final outside of the U.S., doing so twice -- 1993 and 2003.  The 1993 encounter between Mexico and the USA drew a Gold Cup-record crowd of 130,800.

    Two of the USA’s most historic stadiums -- Rose Bowl and Soldier Field -- welcomed the semifinal winners twice each in the 2000s.

    Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is the only stadium to host a Gold Cup final and no longer exists.  It was demolished and replaced by MetLife Stadium in 2010, a year after hosting the 2009 tilt between the USA and Mexico.

    It was a year of firsts in 2015, when the final was put on for first time at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, involving the first-ever Caribbean finalist, Jamaica.

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    Venues & Years

    Estadio Azteca (Mexico City, Mexico): 1993, 2003

    Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA): 2005, 2009

    Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA): 2015

    Los Angeles Coliseum (Los Angeles, California, USA): 1991, 1996, 1998, 2000

    Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California, USA): 2002, 2011

    Soldier Field (Chicago, Illinois, USA): 2007, 2013

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