What are the must-see hosting this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup? 

This electrifying tournament brings together the most exciting teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean in a display of high-stakes football. But the spectacle is not limited to the pitch. 

This year's tournament takes place across 15 stadiums in the United States and , including eight venues. 

The grandeur of the stadiums, packed with passionate fans from around the Americas, adds a unique charm and vivacity to the beautiful game. First-time host venues include Cincinnati's TQL Stadium, CITYPARK Stadium in St. Louis, San Diego's Snapdragon Stadium, and SoFi Stadium where the finals will occur.  

Let's take a deeper look at the best stadiums for watching Gold Cup games. 

SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA (first-time host)

All roads lead to Los Angeles. SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, will host the 2023 Gold Cup final on Sunday, July 16. 

This state-of-the-art stadium, which opened in 2020, holds the record as the most expensive stadium ever built, flaunting an impressive price tag of over $5 billion. It's also the home of the NFL's LA Rams and LA Chargers. 

Its stunning ETFE roof protects spectators from California's blazing sun and houses the world's largest video board, delivering an unparalleled viewing experience. The stadium can seat over 70,000 spectators, with the capacity to expand to 100,000 for special events. This ensures that SoFi Stadium delivers a match-viewing experience like no other. 

As the finals of the Gold Cup draw nearer, the stadium will offer an unforgettable match-day experience, elevated by an electrifying atmosphere and cutting-edge amenities. SoFi Stadium, with its distinctive style and innovative features, will provide a fitting climax to this grand tournament.

AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (previously hosted in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2021)

AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, often called “Jerry's World” (after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones) is another massive venue with a retractable roof and a luxurious setup. 

As one of the world's most colossal and technologically advanced stadiums, AT&T Stadium offers an unparalleled football-viewing experience. The home ground of the Dallas Cowboys, this behemoth boasts a retractable roof and an awe-inspiring high-definition video screen that stretches from one 20-yard line to the other, ensuring fans don't miss a moment of the action. 

The venue has a seating capacity of over 100,000 for major events like the Gold Cup. Group B's Mexico should be playing here, assuming they make it to the quarterfinals. AT&T Stadium generates an electrifying atmosphere that amplifies the thrill of every goal and every save. 

If you're seeking an unforgettable football experience this summer, the bustling energy and modern splendor of AT&T Stadium certainly won't disappoint.


Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ (previously hosted in 2013, 2017, 2019)

Although smaller, the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, is one of the most soccer-specific stadiums in the US and provides an intimate atmosphere.  

Built specifically for soccer, this 25,000-seat stadium ensures fans are close to the action, creating an unrivaled intensity that reverberates from the pitch into the stands. 

The venue's distinguishing feature, a transparent partial roof, adds to the charm by protecting spectators from the elements while amplifying the crowd's roars, generating an electric match-day atmosphere. As one of the premier soccer-specific stadiums in the United States, the Red Bull Arena exudes an intimate charm and delivers a top-tier viewing experience. 

BMO Field in Toronto, Canada (previously hosted in 2015)

Perched on the northern shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto's BMO Field provides a unique setting to experience the thrill of the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer.

As the only Canadian venue in the lineup, BMO Field adds an exciting international flavor to the tournament. This arena can comfortably house over 30,000 spectators, balancing the scope of a large venue and the intimate vibe of a traditional football stadium. 

Its design ensures fans enjoy unobstructed views of every riveting moment on the pitch. The stadium features a protective canopy roof, which amplifies the crowd's cheers, creating a vibrant atmosphere on match days. Over the years, BMO Field has received numerous upgrades, blending modern conveniences with its timeless charm. Those who choose to catch the Gold Cup games at BMO Field this summer can expect an unforgettable fusion of exciting football, international flair, and welcoming Canadian hospitality.

CITYPARK in St. Louis, MO (first-time host)

As a first-time host of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, St. Louis's CITYPARK promises a new exciting experience for soccer fans this summer. It's also the host of the USA vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis Group Stage match on June 28. 

Nestled within the city's revitalized downtown district, CITYPARK presents a fusion of modern architecture and inviting greenery that evokes the vibrant spirit of St. Louis. 

The 22,423 soccer stadium boasts state-of-the-art amenities and a seating capacity that fosters an intimate connection between the spectators and the on-field action. Its design emphasizes comfort and optimal sightlines, ensuring that every seat in the house offers an excellent view of the pitch. 

Which stadium would you choose to watch the CONCAFAC Gold Cup this summer? 

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