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Houston’s NRG Stadium, Shell Energy Stadium to host 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup 

Concacaf has today announced the 15 stadiums in 14 metropolitan areas that will host matches of the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup, including two stadiums in Houston. NRG Stadium, home to the Houston Texans, and Shell Energy Stadium, the home of Houston Dynamo FC and the Houston Dash, are each slated to host matches in this summer’s tournament. 

The 17th edition of Concacaf’s flagship competition for men's national teams will be played between June 16 – July 16 and will crown the best national team in the region. Today’s announcement comes after the Confederation confirmed that Our Final, on Sunday, July 16, was awarded to Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium.


Houston is the only city with two stadiums selected to host matches in the tournament. The 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup is a key part of a series of championship sporting events brought to Houston through the efforts of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, including the 2023 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2024 Junior Olympic Games and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Houston Dynamo Football Club Chief Operating Officer Jessica O’Neill said: “We are excited to showcase a newly renovated venue for the Gold Cup this summer and offer fans an enhanced experience as they support their national team at Shell Energy Stadium. We take pride in ensuring that the hospitality of Houston is enjoyed by all who will join us for these world-class competitions.”

The 2023 Gold Cup is a key part of the region’s vibrant summer of football, which will also include the Final of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on June 4, and the Concacaf Nations League Finals in Las Vegas, NV, between June 15-18.

Regarding this exciting 2023 Gold Cup announcement, Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President, Victor Montagliani, said: “The Concacaf Gold Cup is our flagship competition and showcases the very best of men’s national team football in the region. With each passing edition this competition has reached new heights on and off the pitch and I am certain the 2023 tournament will deliver outstanding football and capture the imagination of fans across our confederation and beyond.

“The 15 host cities and venues we have selected all have strong track records of hosting elite football, and world class events. I want to thank each and every one of them for their commitment to Concacaf, to our Gold Cup and to our sport. This is a tremendous time for football in the region with Nations Leagues, men’s and women’s Gold Cups, and other exciting national team and club competitions taking place over the next three years as we head towards the FIFA World Cup 2026.”

“I look forward with great anticipation to watching the Gold Cup Prelims in June and enjoying compelling football involving all the Gold Cup teams right through to the Final and crowning a champion in Los Angeles on July 16.”

The 15 stadiums that will host Gold Cup matches are, in alphabetical order by city (previously hosted Gold Cups):

  • AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2021)
  • Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC (2011,2015, 2019)
  • Soldier Field, Chicago, IL (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019)
  • TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, OH (first-time host)
  • DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2021)
  • State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ (2009, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ (2013, 2017, 2019)
  • NRG Stadium, Houston, TX (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2019, 2021)
  • Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA (first-time host)
  • Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV (2021)
  • Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA (first-time host)
  • Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (2017)
  • CITYPARK Stadium, St. Louis, MO (first-time host)
  • BMO Field, Toronto, Canada (2015)

Concacaf will announce a complete match schedule, including specific match venue assignments, ticketing information, and other details in the days following the official draw.

2023 Gold Cup Draw

To kick off the 2023 Gold Cup, Concacaf will conduct the competition’s official draw on Friday, April 14, 2023, at SoFi Stadium.

The live in-person event will begin at 12:00 pm PT/local time (3:00 pm ET) and will include the participation of Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President, Victor Montagliani, the head coaches of the national teams participating in the 2023 Gold Cup and important guests.

The draw will be available for fans across the region to view on One Soccer (CAN), FS2 (USA), TUDN (USA and MEX), ESPN (Central America and Caribbean), and other regional broadcasters. For other territories, the event will be available on Concacaf GO, Concacaf Facebook page, and Concacaf YouTube channel (all subject to territory restrictions).

For more details regarding the draw, including the procedures and seeded nations, click here.

The 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup is sponsored by Modelo, Qatar Airways, Toyota and Valvoline.