Copa America 2024 host stadiums announced

Argentina to feature in the opening game at the 71,000 capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

Conmebol, the governing body of South American football, announced today the host stadiums for the 2024 Copa América. The tournament will see the 10 Conmebol countries and six guests play for continental domination from June 20 to July 24.

The 2024 Copa America will be played in 14 stadiums in 13 cities across the US. The opening game, with defending champions Argentina going up against Jamaica, Bolivia or one of the playoff teams, will take place in the 71,000 capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in Atlanta, Georgia, which will also host another group stage game. 

Then, the Albiceleste will play on June 25 in New Jersey and on June 29 in Miami.

The final (and two group stage games) will be played in the Hard Rock Stadium at Miami, Florida, with over 75,000 capacity.

The remaining grounds will be:

  • Allegiant Stadium (65,000, Las Vegas, Nevada), two group stage games and a quarterfinal game
  • AT&T Stadium (80,000, Arlington Texas), two group stage games and a quarterfinal game
  • Bank of America Stadium, (74,000, Charlotte, North Carolina), one semifinal game and the third place game.
  • Children’s Mercy Park (18,500, Kansas City, Kansas), one group stage game
  • GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (79,500, Kansas City, Missouri), two group stage games
  • Exploria Stadium (25,500, Orlando, Florida), two group stage games
  • Levi’s Stadium (68,500, Santa Clara, California), two group stage games
  • MetLife Stadium (82,500, East Rutherford, New Jersey), two group stage games and a semifinal game
  • NRG Stadium (72,200, Houston, Texas), two group stage games and a quarterfinal game
  • Q2 Stadium (20,700, Austin, Texas), two group stage games
  • SoFi Stadium (70,000, Inglewood, California), two group stage games
  • State Farm Stadium (63,400, Glendale, Arizona), two group stage games and one quarterfinal game

The group stage will be played from June 20 to July 2.The two best teams from each group will then move on to the quarterfinals from July 4 to 6 and the semifinals on July 9 and 10. During these stages, tied games will be settled via a penalty shootout. 

The winners from the semis will play for the title on July 14, where extra time will be played if teams are tied after the 90 minutes regulation. The losers will play for third place on July 13. 

The group stages will take place across the country, with two groups playing in the west and two groups in the east. From that point, the competition is set to move from West to East, with the quarterfinals played in the west at venues like Las Vegas and Glendale and the center while the semi-final and final will take place in the east, in stadiums like New Jersey and Florida.

Four of the six guests (the US, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama) are already confirmed, with the two remaining spots set to be decided in playoffs between Canada v. Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica v. Honduras

This will be just the second time the Copa America (and its predecessor the South American Championship) has been played outside South America, the last being the 2016 Centenary tournament, which was also played in the US.

“We will enjoy an unforgettable Copa America”, said Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez upon the announcement. “We’ll enjoy the best football in the world in 14 magnificent stadiums. The passion for football will run through this great country, taking thrills and entertainment to thousands of fans and millions of spectators worldwide.”


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