CONCACAF announces 2013 Gold Cup venues; Rose Bowl to host match

23 January 11:00 am

CONCACAF announces 2013 Gold Cup venues; Rose Bowl to host match

By Adam Serrano

On Wednesday, CONCACAF announced the 13 venues that will host matches in this Summer's 2013 Gold Cup and it includes Pasadena's legendary Rose Bowl. 

The premier tournament in North America, Central America and the Caribbean will take place across 13 venues in 13 different cities across the United States from July 7 to July 28. The cities are as followed: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA; M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD; Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO; Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT; BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX; Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL; JELD-WEN Field in Portland, OR and Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT. Not on the list is The Home Depot Center, which hosted group stage games in 2011. 

Qualification for the tournament is already winding down as the final spot will be decided between Panama and Guatemala in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. The winner will join Costa Rica, Honduras, Belize from the Central American side. Meanwhile, the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, and Martinique have already qualified from North America and the Caribbean respectively. 

The 2011 edition of the tournament took place at the Rose Bowl with Mexico defeating the United States 4-2.