CONCACAF announced Wednesday that Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas will be one of 15 venues across 13 U.S. cities that will host games at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer.
In 2017, Toyota Stadium hosted a Group A doubleheader featuring Costa Rica vs. French Guyana and Canada vs. Honduras. The 2015 edition of the tournament saw the U.S. defeat Honduras, 2-1, in front of a sell-out crowd of 22,357 fans at Toyota Stadium.
The U.S. won the Gold Cup, defeating Jamaica, 2-1, in the final July 25, 2017 at Levi’s Stadium. FC Dallas Homegrown player Kellyn Acosta featured in a 2-0 victory against Costa Rica in the semifinals.
Looking to build on the excitement of previous editions of the Gold Cup in DFW, the 2019 bid to host was a collaborative effort between FC Dallas, Toyota Stadium and the Dallas Sports Commission.
The 2019 edition of the competition is the first edition that will be played in an expanded format, and will include 16 nations in the biannual championship. The tournament will take the event to a record 15 venues in the U.S. as well as venues in countries outside of North America, which will be announced at a later date. Groups and schedule, including dates and match schedule, will be announced at a future date.
Toyota Stadium became the sixth venue to be announced this week, joining Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif., University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa., Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. and Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minn.
The six countries that participated in the 2018 World Cup Hexagonal– Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States – have automatically qualified for the Gold Cup.
The 10 additional participating nations in the 2019 Gold Cup will qualify through CONCACAF Nations League qualifier competition, to be played in September, October and November and March 2019.