November 8 – The Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego will host the final of the inaugural 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup on March 10.
The 35,000-capacity stadium hosted a sold-out 2023 Gold Cup semifinal between the men’s national teams of the United States and Panama in July, and is the home of the San Diego Wave FC of the NWSL.
The 12-team Concacaf W Gold Cup will be played February 17 to March 10, and will see eight Concacaf nations compete against four guest nations from Conmebol.
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay have already qualified from South America, and Canada and the USA from Concacaf. The W Gold Cup will be played predominantly in Southern California.
Concacaf is coming to the end of group qualification this month which will see a further three teams qualify from the Women’s Nations League League A groups – Mexico and Haiti look favourites to fill two of the slots, which Jamaica would normally be expected to go through but have to win their final two group games.
Six teams will qualify for the Preliminary Round which will comprise three knockout games to be played on February 17, 2024 – the winners qualifying for the group stage.
“When we launched our women’s football strategy, we committed to developing the sport for women and girls at all levels. Much work has been done in the past four years, ranging from delivering more girls football projects in our region and implementing enhanced women’s coaching initiatives in the Caribbean and Central America. The Concacaf W Gold Cup is the pinnacle of the women’s game in our Confederation, and it will provide an opportunity to celebrate that progress and commit to doing even more in the future. The tournament will showcase some of the best teams and players in the world, and I can’t wait to see the football unfold next spring and to crown a champion in San Diego on March 10, 2024,” said Concacaf president Victor Montagliani.
This weekend the Snapdragon Stadium hosts the final of the NWSL play-offs between the OL Reign and NJ/NY Gotham FC. The stadium will also be the home of the new San Diego FC MLS franchise that will begin play in 2025.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be the host venue for the inaugural Women’s Gold Cup. This is a historic moment in women’s sports, and we are honored to be part of it. Snapdragon Stadium is committed to providing a world-class experience for the athletes, fans, and everyone involved in the tournament,” said Adam Millar, Snapdragon Stadium General Manager.
The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Official Draw will take place on Monday, December 11.
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