Pasadena’s Rose Bowl chosen as venue for biggest soccer tournament in U.S. since 1994 World Cup


Pasadena, Calif. – October 9, 2015: The USMNT in preparation for their 2015 CONCACAF Cup match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl.

In an expected move, the Rose Bowl was selected today as one of nine U.S. stadiums that will host the 16-team 2016 Copa America Centenario.

The Galaxy also announced today that 2016 season ticket holders will receive access to an exclusive private sale for tickets to games played at the Rose Bowl.

From the press reease:

The 2016 Copa America Centenario is the historic centennial edition of Copa America – the South American championship – and will be staged outside of South America for the first time. The tournament will feature six teams from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and all 10 teams from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)

From CONCACAF, host United States and Mexico are automatic qualifiers, while Costa Rica (2014 Central American Cup winner) and Jamaica (2014 CFU Caribbean Cup winner) qualified with regional championships last year.

The final two teams from CONCACAF will be determined in a double-header playoff set to be played Jan. 8, 2016, in Panama City. Trinidad & Tobago will face Haiti, and Panama squares off against Cuba with the winners qualifying for the Copa America Centenario.

The South American field for the tournament features Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Uruguay has been crowned champion of the Copa America a record 15 times, while Chile won its first title at this past year’s edition, which it hosted.

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