Sports Authority Field at Mile High is opening its doors for football this July. Well, soccer.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) announced in January that the Broncos’ home stadium is one of 13 venues that will welcome the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 7-28, 2013.
Now the official schedule has been announced. On Sunday, July 14, Sports Authority Field will host Martinique vs. Mexico at 2 p.m. and Panama vs. Canada at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets to the matches will be available to the general public starting Thursday, March 21 at 10 a.m. by visiting GoldCup.org or Ticketmaster.com. Special pre-sales for Denver Broncos and Colorado Rapids season ticket holders will be available starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 14.
“We expect yet another competition fueled by passionate fans brought together in a celebration that will hopefully inspire a whole new generation of players,” CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb said in a statement.
It’s the first time the region’s premier national team tournament will visit Sports Authority Field, in addition to seven other new venues.
In 2011, the tournament drew more than 600,000 fans through 13 match days, including nine sell-outs.
In alphabetical order, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States qualified for the tournament.
Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup has established itself as the region’s most popular national team tournament, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of viewers across the region. Featuring the best players from the confederation, the tournament includes the top 12-nations in the region.
“We would like to thank all cities and venues in the United States for their interest in our Confederation’s Gold Cup and congratulate the ones that have been selected to host its 2013 edition.” Webb said. “CONCACAF is looking forward to a successful tournament, working in close partnership with both stadium and local authorities, while expanding the reach of our competition to a larger number of fans in more locations throughout the United States.”
Other host cities include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle.
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