Levi’s Stadium to Host Four Matches As Part of 2016 Copa America Centenario

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tournament organizers for the 2016 Copa America Centenario today announced that Levi’s® Stadium will host the historic opening match of the event on June 3, 2016, highlighting a slate of four tournament matches at the venue. As the host country for the event, the United States Men’s National Team will participate in the opening match against a to-be-determined opponent from Group A.

The once-in-a-lifetime soccer summer event, which honors 100 years of the Copa America tournament, will feature some of the world’s best teams and players competing from June 3-26, 2016, in the United States.

Of the other matches scheduled for Levi’s® Stadium, Argentina is the only other nation confirmed to be playing in Santa Clara at this time, squaring off on June 6 versus a to-be-determined opponent from Group D. The third and final match of pool play scheduled for Levi’s® Stadium will feature two teams from Group C on June 13. The venue will also host a quarter-final match on June 18, pitting the winner of Group C (which features Mexico) against the runner-up in Group D.

Copa America Centenario Matches at Levi’s® Stadium:

June 3 – Opening Match – USA v. A2

June 6 – Argentina v. D2

June 13 – C2 v C3

June 18 – Quarter-Final (1C v. 2D) 1C is the winner of Mexico’s group

As the host nation, the United States received the Group A seed, while Argentina, as the highest FIFA-ranked nation in the Americas (per December FIFA rankings), will be seeded atop Group D. The national teams of Brazil and Mexico were also been awarded group seeds, and will head Groups B and C, respectively.

The remaining 12 participating nations will be sorted into the four groups in early 2016 based on a public draw. Details of groups and procedures for the draw will be announced leading up to that event.

In announcing the seeded teams, organizers also revealed the dates of matches, including the cities each seeded nation will visit, as well as the dates they will play during the group phase of the tournament.

To be among the first to access tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event, fans can visit Due to the expected high demand for this premium soccer tournament, fans are urged to register early to guarantee access to information as it becomes available. More ticketing information will be released in the coming weeks.

The 2016 Copa America Centenario is the historic centennial edition of Copa America – the South American championship – and will be staged outside of South America for the first time. The tournament will feature six teams from CONCACAF and all 10 teams from CONMEBOL.

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL have partnered for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario, setting a new standard for inter-confederation cooperation in the Americas and worldwide. The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee, formed by tournament host U.S. Soccer, is a separate entity responsible for certain logistical and organizational details of the competition.

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