The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Houston and 13 other U.S. cities July 7-26, 2017. Houston hosted the Copa America Centenario last year and has hosted Gold Cup games in the previous six tournaments.

Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium will be one of 14 U.S. venues in 13 cities which have been selected to host matches over the 20-day tournament. BBVA will host two games between soon to be announced international teams. In addition to being considered continental champion, the 2017 tournament winner will be awarded a play-in game to qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup in the event two separate champions emerge from the next two editions of the Gold Cup.

Among many bids, 13 U.S. cities were awarded the events: Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas; AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas; FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio; Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee; Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California ; Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida; Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey; the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado; Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas; and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Similar to the FIFA World Cup, each venue will host matches on multiple days through the tournament.

To be among the first to access tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event, fans can visit www.GoldCup.org. Due to the high demand for tickets, fans are urged to register early to guarantee access to information as it becomes available.