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Nov 28, 2023

Dignity Health Sports Park Announced as Host Venue for 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup

LOS ANGELES (Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023) – Concacaf today announced that Dignity Health Sports Park is one of four venues in three United States metropolitan areas that will host matches of the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup, the region's new flagship competition for women's national teams. The tournament's inaugural edition will be played between Feb. 17 – March 10, 2024, and will include the participation of Concacaf's and CONMEBOL's best women's national teams and some of the world's top players.

BMO Stadium and Dignity Health Sports Park in Greater Los Angeles, Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, Texas, and Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego will all host multiple match dates. This announcement comes after Concacaf confirmed that the tournament's Final, on Sunday, March 10, was awarded to Snapdragon Stadium.

Notably, the U.S. Women’s National Team will play their three group stage matches at Dignity Health Sports Park on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 23 and Monday, Feb. 26. 

“The Concacaf W Gold Cup is a key part of the Confederation’s women’s football strategy that we launched in 2019, with the aim of developing and growing all aspects of the women’s game in our region. It promises to be a high-quality tournament showcasing some of the best teams and players in the world,” said Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani. “I want to personally thank the four cities and venues for their commitment to Concacaf and women’s football. They will all make tremendous hosts for a competition celebrating the best of women’s football,” added Montagliani.

The four venues that will host the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup are, in alphabetical order by venue name:

  • BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
  • Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

Tickets will be available to the public following the official Draw on December 11. Sign up at Concacaf.com/WGoldCup/tickets to receive 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup updates and ticket information. 

2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Competition Details

Prelims: Six teams
The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup will begin with a Preliminary Round (Prelims) played at Dignity Health Sports Park Track and Field Stadium on February 17, 2024. The six national teams participating in this round, determined via the 2023 Road to Concacaf W Gold Cup, will be divided into three pairings according to the Concacaf Women's Ranking as of December 2023.

After single-match elimination play, the winning team in each pairing will advance to the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Group Stage. Thus far, El Salvador has secured its participation in the Prelims. The remaining five participants will be confirmed at the conclusion of the 2023 Road to Concacaf W Gold Cup. 

Group Stage: 12 teams
The Prelims will be followed by a 12-national team Group Stage that includes the participation of eight Concacaf national teams and four CONMEBOL guests. CONMEBOL's national teams have been invited to participate as part of a strategic collaboration agreement between both Confederations.

For Group Stage play, national teams will be split into three groups of four. After round-robin group stage play, which will occur between February 20-28, 2024, at Dignity Health Sports Park (Group A), Snapdragon Stadium (Group B), and Shell Energy Stadium (Group C), the group winners, runners-up, and the two best third-place finishers will advance to the tournament's Quarterfinals. 

Knockout Stage: Eight teams 
The Knockout Stage will commence with the Quarterfinals at BMO Stadium on March 2 and 3, followed by the Semifinals and Final at Snapdragon Stadium on March 6 and 10, respectively. 

The Quarterfinal pairings will be determined based on the Group Stage standings, with the national team accumulating the most points facing the national team accumulating the least points (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, and 4 vs 5).

The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup match schedule is also available below. 

Qualified National Teams
Thus far, seven national teams have secured their participation in the tournament. These national teams are (listed in alphabetical order):

Prelims (1): El Salvador
Group Stage (6): Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Paraguay and the United States.

For more details on how the remaining eight national teams (five for the Prelims and three for the Group Stage) will qualify, click here

Official Draw
On Monday, Dec.11, 2023, Concacaf will conduct the official Draw for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. PT and will be widely available for fans across the region to follow and enjoy through the Confederation's TV partner networks, including CBS | Paramount+ (USA-English) and ESPN (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America). Fans can also follow live updates across Concacaf's Social Media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and X. Details on the draw procedures are available here

The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup is sponsored by Modelo, Qatar Airways, Toyota and Valvoline.

Visual assets for media, including stadium imagery and the tournament's logos, are available here.

2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Match Schedule
*Kickoff times and order of matches will be announced at a later date. 
 
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 - Dignity Health Sports Park’s Track & Field Stadium, Carson, CA
M1: Highest-ranked team vs lowest-ranked team
M2: Second-ranked team vs Fifth-ranked team
M3: Third-ranked team vs Fourth-ranked team
 
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 - Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
M4: A2 vs A3
M5: United States (A1) vs A4

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
M6: B2 vs B3
M7: Brazil (B1) vs B4

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 - Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, Texas
M8: C2 vs C3
M9: Canada (C1) vs C4

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 - Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
M10: A4 vs A2
M11: A3 vs United States (A1)

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
M12: B4 vs B2
M13: B3 vs Brazil (B1)

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 - Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, Texas
M14: C4 vs C2
M15: C3 vs Canada (C1)

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 - Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
M16: A3 vs A4
M17: United States (A1) vs A2

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
M18: B3 vs B4
M19: Brazil (B1) vs B2

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 - Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, Texas
M20: C3 vs C4
M21: Canada (C1) vs C2
 
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif. (Quarterfinals)
M22: 1st vs 8th
M23: 2nd vs 7th 

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif. (Quarterfinals)
M24: 3rd vs 6th 
M25: 4th vs 5th 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, Calif. (Semifinals)
M26: WM22 vs WM25
M27: WM23 vs WM24

Sunday, March 10, 2024 - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, Calif. (Final)
M28: WM26 vs WM27

About Concacaf
The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) is one of FIFA's six continental confederations, servicing 41 Member Associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in the south. Concacaf means football first. Our members are united by a shared vision: Love For Our Game, as well as a unique mission to develop, promote, and manage football throughout the region with integrity, transparency, and passion in order to inspire participation in the game. Visit Concacaf.com for more information.

About Dignity Health Sports Park
Dignity Health Sports Park is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. Managed by AEG, the $150 million, privately financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, Calif. Dignity Health Sports Park features an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a 25,174-seat stadium for soccer, football and other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts; a 2,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome – the VELO Sports Center – for track cycling. Dignity Health Sports Park is home to Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy, the five-time MLS Cup Champions. Dignity Health Sports Park is also home of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance Training Center and the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Additionally, Dignity Health Sports Park is home to Galaxy Park, a newly imagined complex on the campus of the facility that features five 5v5 soccer fields, three futsal courts, eight Pickleball courts, four Padel courts, and is home to a number of other recreational activities. For additional information, please visit http://www.dignityhealthsportspark.com.