Texas has learned two vital elements of the matches it will host in the 2017 Gold Cup as the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) added more details to the schedule. CONCACAF announced on Tuesday that Honduras will be the seeded team in Group A, while also revealing which matches each venue in the knock-out round will host.
That clarifies part of three of the four match days that Texan cities will host, with AT&T Stadium finding out that it would host the first semi-final. That match will take place on July 22nd and will likely feature either the United States or Mexico, with no draw yet made it is not clear on the paths to the semi-final. The semi-finals will be split with the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California hosting the second semi-final the following day.
Also clarified was a part of the picture for the two group stage matches, slated for Texas’ two Major League Soccer venues. Both FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium and Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium will host a group stage match, meaning that they will host Honduras as the seeded team in that group.
There are 11 nations already qualified to the tournament, and the draw has not yet been finalized, taking place on March 7th with one side still pending. That final spot will be decided in late March as Haiti and Nicaragua will play a two legged playoff to decide the 12th side in to the Gold Cup.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on February 22nd, meaning fans in San Antonio will be able to start buying tickets for the match day at the Alamodome featuring Mexico. All matches will be broadcast in the United States on the Fox family of networks.