Copa America 2024: Vegas, LA Shine, Philly Left Out

Copa America 2024: Vegas, LA Shine, Philly Left Out
Published 6 months ago on Dec 05, 2023

The highly anticipated 2024 Copa America has officially revealed its list of venues, stirring both excitement and disappointment among soccer enthusiasts across the United States. The selection includes renowned locations like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Austin, promising an electrifying tournament for the 16 participating teams.

The prestigious finals and semifinals will unfold on the grand stages of 14 carefully chosen stadiums, marking key battlegrounds for the teams competing for Copa America glory. With the draw scheduled later this week, anticipation is building as the teams aim to secure their spot in the ultimate showdown, the Copa America Final, set to take place in the vibrant city of Miami, Florida.

The semifinals, crucial steps on the path to victory, will be hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, which will also serve as the venue for the third-place match. MetLife Stadium, nestled in the bustling New York Metro Area, will witness fierce competition as teams vie for a coveted spot in the final. Notably, MetLife Stadium had previously hosted the 2016 Copa America Centenario Final, an event etched in history when Lionel Messi and Argentina faced a heartbreaking defeat to Chile in a penalty shootout.

While the excitement builds, some parts of the country find themselves left out of the soccer spectacle. The absence of stadiums in the Pacific Northwest, including soccer strongholds Seattle and Portland, Oregon, raises eyebrows, as these areas are traditionally considered hotbeds of American soccer passion.

The Upper Midwest, too, experiences a notable absence, with Chicago's Soldier Field not making the cut. Ohio, home to successful MLS teams Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati, finds itself without representation. The Northeastern region witnesses snubs with Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, FedEx Field outside Washington, DC, and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, all notably excluded.

Additional omissions extend to Baltimore, Denver, and Nashville, leaving enthusiasts in these regions longing for a chance to witness the Copa America live.

In a surprising turn of events, the list features not one but two stadiums from the Kansas City area. Arrowhead Stadium, the formidable home of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team, stands alongside Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, creating a unique double presence for soccer fans in the region.

Texas emerges as a strong focal point, boasting three stadiums, while California and Florida secure two each. SoFi Stadium, previously reported to have withdrawn from hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup Final, is back in the limelight as it gears up to host exhilarating Copa America matches.

As the tournament progresses, the spotlight will shift to Arlington, Texas, a city chosen to host the quarterfinal stage, adding another layer of excitement to the soccer extravaganza.

In addition to unveiling the venues, the schedule for the formidable teams in Pot 1 has been disclosed. Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States now know the cities where they will battle it out in the group stage, setting the stage for intense competition and thrilling moments.

Argentina's journey unfolds in Atlanta, New Jersey, and Miami. Mexico gears up for matches in Houston, Inglewood, and Glendale. The United States, playing host to some of the group stage clashes, will showcase soccer prowess in Arlington, Atlanta, and at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Finally, Brazil is set to mesmerize fans in Inglewood, Las Vegas, and Santa Clara.

As anticipation continues to mount, soccer enthusiasts eagerly await the drawing of the remaining pots on December 7 at 7:30 pm Eastern. The tournament's fate will soon be revealed as teams from Pots 2, 3, and 4, featuring formidable competitors like Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, and many more, await their matchups in this exhilarating journey towards Copa America 2024 glory.

Venues for the 2024 Copa America  

Final: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida 

Semifinal and 3rd place: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina 

Semifinal: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey 

Quarterfinals: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas 

Quarterfinals: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas 

Quarterfinals: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona 

Quarterfinals: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada 

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas 

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida 

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia 

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California 

Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas 

What Copa America means?

The Copa América, officially known as the Campeonato CONMEBOL Sudamericano de Fútbol (CONMEBOL South American Football Championship), is the primary international men's football competition of South America. It is one of the oldest international tournaments in the world, predating even the FIFA World Cup by 15 years.

The name "Copa América" translates to "America Cup" in Spanish. It is named after the continent of America, as the tournament is contested by national teams from South American countries.

Here are some of the key features of the Copa América:

  • It is held every four years, usually in the year following a FIFA World Cup.
  • All ten CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) national teams participate in the tournament.
  • The tournament format varies, but it typically consists of a group stage and a knockout stage.
  • The winner of the Copa América is crowned the champion of South American football.

The Copa América is a prestigious tournament that is highly regarded by players and fans alike. It is a fiercely contested competition that often produces memorable matches and unexpected results.

In addition to its sporting significance, the Copa América also has a cultural and historical importance. It is a celebration of South American football and a showcase of the continent's rich footballing heritage.

Copa América Songs

The Copa América has a long and rich tradition of music, with many iconic songs associated with the tournament. Some of the most famous Copa América songs include:

  • "El Son de la Frontera" (The Sound of the Border) by Los Chalchaleros (1967)
  • "Los Muchachos de la Argentina" (The Boys of Argentina) by Juan Carlos Cobián and Guillermo Barbieri (1928)
  • "Un Gran Gol para el Mundo" (A Great Goal for the World) by Los Pajaritos de Barranco (1983)
  • "Juntos por la Copa" (Together for the Cup) by David Bisbal and Tini Stoessel (2021)

These songs have become synonymous with the Copa América and are often played during matches and celebrations. They capture the passion and excitement of the tournament and the love of South American fans for football.

Copa América 2024

The next Copa América will be held in 2024 in the United States. This will be the first time that the tournament has been held outside of South America. The United States is co-hosting the tournament with CONCACAF, the North American football confederation.

The 2024 Copa América will feature 16 teams, including all ten CONMEBOL teams and six CONCACAF teams. The tournament will be held from June 20 to July 14, 2024.

Copa América 2023

The most recent Copa América was held in Argentina in 2023. Argentina won the tournament, defeating Brazil in the final.

Copa América Qualifiers

The Copa América does not have a traditional qualifying process. All ten CONMEBOL national teams automatically qualify for the tournament.

Copa América 2023 Schedule

The 2023 Copa América was held from June 13 to July 10, 2023. The tournament was held in Argentina, with matches played in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Santiago del Estero, and Rosario.

Copa América Final

The 2023 Copa América final was held on July 10, 2023, at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 to win the tournament.

Copa América 2024 Schedule

The schedule for the 2024 Copa América has not yet been released. However, the tournament will be held from June 20 to July 14, 2024.

Copa América Winners

The Copa América has been won by 15 different national teams. Argentina is the most successful team in Copa América history, with 15 titles. Brazil is second with nine titles, and Uruguay is third with seven titles.

Here is a list of the Copa América winners by year:

  • 1916: Argentina
  • 1917: Uruguay
  • 1919: Brazil
  • 1920: Uruguay
  • 1921: Argentina
  • 1922: Brazil
  • 1923: Uruguay
  • 1924: Uruguay
  • 1925: Argentina
  • 1926: Paraguay
  • 1927: Argentina
  • 1929: Argentina
  • 1930: Uruguay
  • 1931: Peru
  • 1935: Argentina
  • 1937: Argentina
  • 1939: Peru
  • 1941: Argentina
  • 1942: Uruguay
  • 1945: Argentina
  • 1946: Argentina
  • 1947: Argentina
  • 1949: Brazil
  • 1953: Paraguay
  • 1956: Uruguay
  • 1957: Argentina
  • 1959: Argentina
  • 1963: Bolivia
  • 1967: Uruguay
  • 1975: Peru
  • 1979: Paraguay
  • 1983: Brazil
  • 1987: Uruguay
  • 1989: Brazil
  • 1991: Argentina
  • 1993: Argentina
  • 1995: Uruguay
  • 1997: Brazil
  • 1999: Brazil
  • 2001: Colombia
  • 2004: Brazil
  • 2007: Brazil


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