Copa America 2024 to dazzle in Atlanta and Miami



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Opening and final venues announced for Copa America 2024 Image: Conmebol Copa America 2024

Two high profile U.S. stadiums have been chosen to host the opening match and the final of the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024.

The world’s oldest national team tournament will kick off on June 20, 2024 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with the final inked in for July 14 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

The remaining host venues will be announced at a later date.

Sixteen countries will participate in this edition of the world’s oldest national team tournament, with. Argentina are defending champions of the competition, having beaten Brazil in the 2021 final.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has the capacity to accommodate more than 71,000 spectators and is renowned not only for its state-of-the-art technology and fan friendly amenities, but also for hosting the largest events in the world. These include Super Bowl LIII, the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2018 and numerous international soccer matches among other events.

Hard Rock Stadium, located in Miami Gardens, Florida, has a capacity for over 65,300 fans and serves as home to the Miami Dolphins, Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, Miami Open tennis tournament, and University of Miami, Orange Blossom Classic and Orange Bowl college football games.

With a full calendar of sports and entertainment events, including Jazz in the Gardens, concerts and festivals, Hard Rock Stadium has also become a featured host venue for international events such as Super Bowl LIV and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Domínguez said, “We expect stadiums filled with the passion of the entire American continent for the inauguration and final of an unforgettable CONMEBOL Copa America.

“In Atlanta, the ball will start rolling and it won’t stop for a month until the final match in Miami. These are magnificent stadiums in wonderful cities. We are grateful for the valuable cooperation of the U.S. authorities and our friends from Concacaf in the organization of this competition. We look forward to the best CONMEBOL Copa America of all time.”

Victor Montagliani, Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President added, “Atlanta and Miami will prove excellent hosts for these flagship matches, and I congratulate both cities and their sports commissions. The two venues are world-class, and the cities have passionate sports and football fans renowned for getting behind major events.

“The exciting prospect of co-organizing the Copa America 2024 with our partners at CONMEBOL, in addition to the range of Concacaf competitions we will deliver in the next three years, will cement our region as a global hub for football as we head towards the FIFA World Cup 2026.”

Dan Corso, President, Atlanta Sports Council said, “Hosting the opening match of this prestigious tournament is an incredible achievement by everyone involved and our region’s soccer profile has once again been elevated to the highest level with this announcement.

“We would like to thank our partners at Arthur M. Blank Sports + Entertainment, the City of Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz Stadium for their continued partnership and we look forward to working with them, as well as CONMEBOL and Concacaf to create a remarkable experience for all involved.”

Miami Dolphins boss Tom Garfinkel added: “We are proud to host the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 final at Hard Rock Stadium, As a global entertainment destination, we strive to reflect the dynamic and international culture of Miami. This selection is thanks to the collaborative work of multiple stakeholders including Stephen Ross, Concacaf, CONMEBOL and our local and national officials. We are excited to deliver an incredible world class experience for players and fans alike and highlight the passion of football in our community.”

In its 48th edition of one of the most important competitions on the continent, this will be the second time in the tournament’s history that it will host 16 teams – having hosted the same number of teams in its 2016 edition, also held in the United States.

Taking the field will be 10 South American FIFA World Cup™ title holders and the biggest stars in world soccer to play 32 matches in this edition of the tournament in June and July 2024.

Fans interested in attending matches can sign up to stay up to date on CONMEBOL Copa America 2024™ news including ticket sales and the general competition schedule on the tournament’s official website www.copaamerica.com.

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