Allianz Field to host Gold Cup matches in 2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - International soccer is making its way to Minnesota again, this time at the yet-to-be completed Allianz Field.
The 19,400-seat stadium currently under construction in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood is one of 15 venues that will host matches for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.
The Concacaf Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and Caribbean.
Details on the dates of the matches and where they will be played have not been announced. Six national teams have qualified for the 2019 Gold Cup so far—Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. Ten more teams will also qualify over the next year.
Allianz Field will host two matches, including the United States' first game of the tournament. Minnesota United season ticketholders will get first chance at tickets to the Gold Cup match, according to a news release. More information on purchasing tickets will be released this fall.
Allianz Field is about 50 percent complete. The stadium is expected to be open next February, just in time for the Minnesota United’s 2019 season.