SoFi Stadium will host the 17th Concacaf Gold Cup final. (Photo courtesy of Concacaf)
Concacaf announced Thursday night that the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup final has been awarded to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
The venue, home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, hosted Super Bowl LVI and was recently announced as a host stadium for the World Cup 2026.
The final of the 17th Concacaf Gold Cup on Sunday, July 16, will crown Concacaf’s best men’s national team.
Concacaf also confirmed details about the tournament, including the format, match dates, the nations that have secured a berth and that the official draw will take place on April 14, 2023.
“SoFi Stadium is a world class venue and Los Angeles has hosted so many iconic Gold Cup moments, making this stadium a fantastic choice to stage our 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup final,” Concacaf president Victor Montagliani said in a statement. “This competition continues to deliver on and off the pitch, with last year’s expanded edition showcasing outstanding football combined with passionate support from fans from all corners of our wonderful region.”
This will be the seventh time the Gold Cup final will be decided in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and first in more than a decade. The LA Coliseum hosted four Gold Cup finals (1991, 1996, 1998 and 2000), while Pasadena’s Rose Bowl hosted finals in 2002 and 2011.
Group stage action will take place between June 24–July 4 and will feature 16 nations divided into four groups of four. Three Concacaf national teams – El Salvador, Jamaica, and Panama – have secured a berth in the group stage.
The 16-group stage participants will include the 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League A Group winners and second place finishers (eight teams) and League B Group winners (four teams), Prelims Round Two winners (three teams), and guest nation, Asian champions Qatar.
Following group play, the top two finishers in each of the groups (eight teams) will advance to the knockout round. That will be comprised of quarterfinals, to be played on July 8-9, semifinals on July 12 and Our final on July 16.