CONCACAF Gold Cup final will be played here
BY SETH GRUEN For Sun-Times Media February 23, 2013 12:37AM
Chicago, UNITED STATES: Mexico's Jose Jonny Magallon (L) and Brian Ching of the US fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Gold Cup final 24 June 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The US won 2-1. AFP PHOTO/Tasos KATOPODIS (Photo credit should read TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Updated: February 23, 2013 1:12AM
Nearly a month after Soldier Field was announced as one of 13 venues to host games for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, multiple news sources have reported that the tournament’s final will be held in Chicago.
The tournament runs from July 7-28.
Two days ago it was announced that the Rose Bowl would host the tournament opener. Reports say that Chicago beat out Miami and Dallas for the chance to host the final. According to the report Miami and Dallas are in the running to host semfinals games. Chicago hosted a United States’ semfinal win over Mexico during the 2007 Gold Cup.
Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Hartford, Portland and Salt Lake City are hosting the tournament for the first time.
The United States, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Martinique, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize and Panama are the participating nations in this year’s Gold Cup.
The United States has won the tournament on four occasions, most recently in 2007.