Tickets for the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on Sale Later This Month
Tickets for matches will be available on separate dates for each of the host venues: Sporting Park; StubHub Center; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and Rio Tinto Stadium
Miami (Thursday, August 13, 2015) – The Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Local Organizing Committee, US Soccer, announced today that tickets for the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, which will be played in the United States from October 1-13, will go on sale later this month. Venues in four different cities will each host two doubleheaders.
Each venue will open ticket sales separately. Group A - which will include the United States – will play its first two matches of the group phase on October 1 and 3, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets for these doubleheaders will go on sale on starting Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 12 p.m. CT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers in the Kansas City area..
The participants in Group B, including the 2012 Olympic Gold medalists, Mexico, will play their first two matches on October 2 and 4 at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Tickets for those matches will go on sale on Friday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. PT through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-888-929-7849, and at the StubHub Center ticket office.
All teams in both Group A and Group B will then travel to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, for the final matches of the group phase, with Group A playing on the 6th and Group B on the 7th of October. Tickets for the matches just outside Denver will be available on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. MT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-866-461-6556 or 303-534-6119, at all Dick's Sporting Goods locations in Metro Denver and at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park ticket office. .
Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, will host the all-important semifinals on October 10 and the third place match and final on October 13. The availability of series tickets for the two doubleheader events that determine the two automatic CONCACAF representatives at the 2016 Olympic Games and the tournament champion will be announced at a later date.
A total of eight teams will compete in the Championship: three from North America (direct qualifiers: Canada, Mexico and the United States), three from Central America and two from the Caribbean. The USA was seeded as the tournament host in Group A, while Mexico was seeded in Group B as the defending Olympic Qualifying Tournament Champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist. The rest of the teams will be placed into the groups at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw, which is set to take place next Tuesday, August 18 in Los Angeles.
The winners of the semifinal matchups will qualify directly for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and advance to final on October 13, while the losers will meet in a third place match. The third-place winner will qualify for the CONCACAF – CONMEBOL playoff, where they will face Colombia in a final opportunity to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.