Nissan Stadium will once again be a part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, as it was announced Thursday afternoon the venue will host a game in the 2019 competition.
The home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans is one of 15 venues in the United States, Central America, and the Carribean that will host games for the tournament next year. Nashville joins Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Minnesota, Dallas, Cleveland, Kansas City, and Denver as host cities for the Gold Cup.
It’s been apparent over the past couple of years that Nissan Stadium has been worthy of hosting notable soccer matches. The venue drew 47,622 fans during the United States Men’s National Team 1-1 draw against Panama in a 2017 Gold Cup group stage match. There was also a fairly sizeable crowds for newly-crowned Premier League Champions Manchester City’s friendly against Tottenham Hotspur last year, which brought in over 56,000 fans. Those two matches set records for highest-attended soccer matches in the state of Tennessee.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Gold Cup back to Nashville next year,” Nashville Mayor David Briley said.
“Soccer is growing and thriving here, and CONCACAF and its teams and fans will get the same warm welcome all our visitors receive – plus a lot of loud cheers and chants ringing through Nissan Stadium. The Gold Cup will be another great showcase for ‘the beautiful game’ in our beautiful city.”
Nashville SC teased that the Gold Cup could be making a return to Music City when it tweeted out this yesterday.
Nashville SC drew 18,922 fans to its match against Pittsburgh Riverhounds March 23 at Nissan Stadium, which was the highest-attended match in the United States that particular weekend.
Which day and what round Nissan Stadium will host have not yet been determined.