Confirmed: MetLife Stadium to host Copa Centenario Final

METLIFE STADIUM

by DAVE MARTINEZ

The historic Copa Centenario tournament will conclude in East Rutherford.

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 (LOC) announced Wednesday afternoon that the Final of the 2016 Copa America Centenario final will be held at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 26.

The Copa Centenario is the 100th anniversary of the highly regarded Copa America tournament; South America’s premier regional competition. This coming year, the tournament will be opened to CONCACAF teams like host country, the United States.

The 82,000 seat MetLife Stadium will host not only the final, but perhaps up to three Copa matches for the event. The 16-team tournament featuring the top teams from the Western hemisphere will be held June 3-26 in 10 venues across the United States. A full schedule will be released by December 17th.

Foxborough (Gillette Stadium), Chicago (Soldier Field), Houston (NRG Stadium), Pasadena (Rose Bowl), New York/New Jersey (MetLife Stadium), Orlando (Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium), Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field), Phoenix/Glendale (University of Phoenix Stadium), Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium) and Seattle (CenturyLink Field) are the host cities and venues for the event.

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  • Yawn

    Was Hofstra already booked?

    • Resguard

      I don’t get your insult, what does it have to do with Hofstra…?

    • Dr.soccer

      Was red bull arena being used for red bull extreme **** or a giant red bull marketing party or maybe Curtis wil be giving a seminar on his 300 bs book with only the brainwashed fans being there.
      Red bull, what kind of a team name is that.
      If you wanna support, then don’t attend games or buy merchandise.

    • Joey Bag of Donuts

      u little jerkoff I am on to u

  • Troy

    I wonder if it will sell out?

  • Joe the Plumber

    It will sell out . I predict , Argentina vs. Uruguay final

    • Dr.soccer

      I think the organizers want Mexico vs USA
      :)
      Brazil sucks now, Argentina is a dysfunctional team, chile is alright, Colombia and Ecuador are on the rise.
      USA and Mexico actually have a chance.

      • Anonymous

        Neither USA nor Mexico will make it to the end.

  • OpenCupFan

    Don’t mention attendance around #bushleaguemls fans, they get skittish.
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    I think it is because Cosmos B NPSL Final had higher attendance than mls play-offs. This factoid drives bots nuts.

    • Eric B

      Yup, MLS fans are really upset that about 5 NASL games had a higher attendance than MLS’s lowest attended game this season. We wish we had Chivas back to make it more fair.

  • james d

    actually, MLS playoff attendances were over 20K so don’t know what you are talking about there, Red Bulls were well over 20K twice?

    MLS avg. attendance was 21K for the year, with the cosmos getting 4K avg. at the college turf lacrosse field – do those factoids drive you nuts?

    • Mike T

      MLS playoff attendance was good and the average season attendance of 21K was great to see. I would also like to see attendance rise for teams like Colorado, Dallas, and Chicago.

      In regards to the Cosmos attendance, there were some factors that worked against the numbers, but still they should be pulling more than 4K. That is shameful knowing that Raul played in front of such small crowds. Hopefully the front office can figure something out to increase numbers because the product on the field is pretty good.

  • Mike Green

    Are all these games being played on TURF?

    • Eric B

      They’ll lay grass over the turf at stadiums that require it.