The 2024 edition of the Copa America will unfold across 14 host cities in 10 states, from the June 20 opening match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to the July 14 final at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) announced on Monday. The first semifinal will be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the other will be at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The tournament is expected to draw up to 1 million spectators and be broadcast in more than 200 countries worldwide. The United States is slated to host seven matches, including three in the opening phase and two in the group stage.
Atlanta will get the most games of any city with five, followed by Denver with four. The other hosts with two group games are Charlotte, South Carolina; Arlington, Texas; and Kansas City, Missouri. CONMEBOL also unveiled the framework of the game schedule, revealing which stadiums will host each match and the number of games each stadium will be used for.
Reigning champion Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, will open the tournament in Atlanta before playing in East Rutherford and Miami. Brazil will play in more excellent Los Angeles and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Mexico will be in Houston and NRG Stadium in Arlington, Texas; Jamaica and Panama will go to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The other six teams will come from CONCACAF. The hosts United States, Mexico, Jamaica, and Panama earned their spots by winning in the Nations League quarterfinals, with March 23 playoff games matching Costa Rica vs Honduras and Canada vs Trinidad and Tobago determining the final two entrants.
CONMEBOL also announced the venues for the semifinals of next summer’s tournament. The first will be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on July 9 and the other at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, with the third-place game to be held on July 13 – the eve of the final.
The tournament’s 16 teams will compete in 32 matches throughout June and July. Organizers have set aside more than $700 million for the event, which is expected to attract up to 150,000 fans to uptown Charlotte for the week-long competition.
Last year, CONMEBOL held its most recent Copa America in Brazil, with Argentina claiming the title after beating Brazil 4-1 in the final. The US has previously hosted the tournament twice, in 1996 and 2016. This is its fifth time hosting a continental championship and will be the seventh since CONMEBOL began the competition’s current format in 1964. CONMEBOL and FIFA previously announced that the tournament’s June 20 opening game will be at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and that South Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium will land the final. The quarterfinals will be played in Arlington, Houston, Las Vegas, and Glendale. The tournament will also feature a match in Orlando, Florida.