CONCACAF has announced the full schedule for the 2021 Gold Cup, the region’s flagship Men’s National team competition. This year’s edition will include a new Preliminary Round (July 2nd – 6th) prior to the Group Stage (July 10th – 20th) and a revamped Knockout Stage (July 24th – August 1st).
This summer’s Gold Cup, the 16th edition of the competition and a key part of CONCACAF’s 60th-anniversary celebration, will be played in 11 stadiums across eight US metropolitan areas. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will host the competition’s final match on Sunday, August 1st.
“We are extremely pleased to confirm the schedule and venues for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, which promises to be a celebration of football in our great region,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani. “2021 is CONCACAF’s 60th anniversary year and we look forward with great anticipation to watching the best men’s national teams in our confederation compete for the Gold Cup title. With an exciting new format and the prospect of welcoming passionate fans to the stadiums for these compelling matchups, I can’t wait for the football to begin on July 2nd and to crown a champion in Las Vegas on August 1st,” added Montagliani.
If Bermuda is successful in defeating Barbados and then Haiti, in the Preliminaries they will join Group B alongside the USA, Canada, Martinique.
Group B, stationed in Kansas City (Children’s Mercy Park), will take to the field on July 11th, with Canada and Martinique facing off in the first match of the day, while six-time champion the United States will take on Winner Prelims 7. USA and Canada will remain in Kansas City for the Group Stage, while Martinique and Winner Prelims 7 will travel to Frisco, TX (Toyota Stadium) for the third match date.