MIAMI — Concacaf Thursday announced that the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup final has been awarded to Chicago and Soldier Field Sunday, July 7.
Soldier Field will host the Gold Cup final for the third time (2007, 2013, 2019) and will set a record for a single venue with most tournament appearances (six) in the Gold Cup history.
“Concacaf is very excited to bring once more our premier tournament to Chicago. This is truly a remarkable city that welcomes and unites fans from across the region, who share the love for our game,” Concacaf president Victor Montagliani said. “Celebrating the final of this expanded edition of Gold Cup at Soldier Field, honors the tradition of a world-class competition that is embedded in the culture of our football fans.”
Soldier Field has hosted the Gold Cup final on two occasions, and three other editions with group or semifinal dates: 2007 (semifinals and final), 2009 (semifinals), 2011 (Group A matches), 2013 (final), and 2015 (Group C matches).
“It is fitting that Chicago — the most American of American cities — has been selected to host the championship match of the 2019 Gold Cup,” Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “We look forward to welcoming some of the game’s greatest players to the pitch at Soldier Field — and their fans to our great and welcoming city. This is a great opportunity for Chicago, and we are all anticipating another competitive and exciting tournament.”