Hot Spot: 10 Venues in the USA including: MetLife Stadium, Rutherford, New Jersey
Other cities: Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix Seattle, Pasadena, Boston, Bay Area, Philadelphia & Houston
Deets: The Copa America Centenario, a once-in-a-lifetime soccer event, which honors 100 years of the Copa America tournament, will feature some of the world's best teams and players competing from June 3-26, 2016, across the United States. Staged outside of South America for the first time, the historic tournament features six teams from CONCACAF and all 10 teams from CONMEBOL. The tournament will feature the top star players from North, South and Central America, including Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., David Luiz, James Rodriguez, Kaka, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and many more.
Among the host stadiums: MetLife Stadium in the New York metropolitan area, which is scheduled to host a group-stage match on June 12, a quarterfinal on June 17 and the final on June 26. Outside of the World Cup, Copa America and the European Championship are generally agreed to have the highest level of play in international soccer.
The Copa America draw will take place on February 21 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. That's when we'll find out who's going to be playing here, and when.
Who You May Spot: Football/soccer stars
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PHASE 1: Copa Venue Passes will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12 pm local venue time. Phase 1 will close on Friday, Feb. 19 at 12 pm ET. To buy them, visit ca2016.com.
PHASE 2: Copa Venue Passes will go back on sale Sunday, Feb. 21 at 5 pm ET. To buy them, visit ca2016.com.
A Copa Venue Pass includes a ticket to all the matches played in one particular venue. (Ex: All the matches at Soldier Field in Chicago). It should be noted that the Copa America Centenario Final at MetLife Stadium is NOTincluded in the NY/NJ Venue Pass.
All fans who purchase Copa Venue Passes during the first phase of ticket sales (ending on Feb. 19) will be entered into a lottery for priority access to purchase tickets for the Copa America Centenario Final at MetLife Stadium on June 26.