The Copa America is an international soccer tournament that pits members of CONCACAF (North America) and CONMEBOL (South America) against each other, in one of the world’s largest intercontinental soccer events. Copa America is Portuguese for “America Cup” and the tournament is one of the most unique and competitive soccer events in the world. The tournament was founded in 1916, and Copa America has been contested over 40 times during that span. The name “Copa America” was adopted in 1975, and the tournament was previously known as the “South American Football Championship.” Copa America was predominately a South American tournament for much of its history, but has created a tradition of inviting members from North America’s CONCACAF to participate, and host the event.
The format of the tournament has changed numerous times over the years, with the current Copa America rules being cemented in 1993. The Copa America features 12 national teams competing in a tournament that lasts over a month. Like most major soccer tournaments, the Copa America is hosted in two stages, a group stage, followed by a knockout stage. The teams in the Copa America are broken up into 3 groups of 4 teams, with the top 2 teams from every group advancing to the knockout stage. Copa America games are played in large outdoor venues, and Copa America Tickets are sold to fans across multiple continents.
2016 Copa America Centenario Preview
The 2016 Copa America, or the Copa America Centenario will see the tournament change from its typical 12 team format, with 16 teams prepared to play for the 100th anniversary crown. The Copa America Centenario will also be the first time that the Copa America will be contested outside of South America, and will bring the tournament to the United States for the first time. 10 Cities in the United States will host Copa America Centenario matches, including Santa Clara, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pasadena, Orlando, Foxborough, Glendale, Houston, and Seattle. The first games of the Copa America 2016 schedule will take place on June 3rd, with the last matches of the Group Stage set for June 14. The quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario are scheduled for June 16-June 18, with the finals set for June 26.
- 1. USA
- 2. Colombia
- 3. Costa Rica
- 4. Paraguay
- 1. Brazil
- 2. Ecuador
- 3. Haiti
- 4. Peru
- 1. Mexico
- 2. Uruguay
- 3. Jamaica
- 4. Venezuela
- 1. Argentina
- 2. Chile
- 3. Panama
- 4. Bolivia
Copa America Event Guide
What is the schedule for the 2016 Copa America Centenario?
The Copa America is a month long tournament, with matches played accross the host country. The 2016 Copa America will kick off on June 3rd, with the final match slated for June 26. The schedule for the group stage at the 2016 Copa America is June 3-14, with the quarterfinals set for June 16-18. The 2016 Copa America semifinals are scheduled for the 21st, and the 22nd, with the 3rd place game slated for June 25th.
What cities in the United States are hosting the 2016 Copa America Centenario?
The 2016 Copa America Centenario represents the 1st time the tournament is held outside of South America, and will feature 10 US cities as host locations. Games will be played in Chicago, East Rutherford, Foxborough, Glendale, Houston, Orlando, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Santa Clara, and Seattle. The 2016 Copa America Final will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
What are the venues for the 2016 Copa America Centenario?
The Copa America Centenario will be contested at Gillete Stadium, MetLife Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, the CitrusBowl, NRG Stadium, Soldier Field, University of Phoenix Stadium, Rose Bowl, Levi's Stadium, and Century Link Field.
When is the draw announced for the 2016 Copa America Centenario?
The draw for the 2016 Copa America Centenario will be announced on February 21, 2016. The tournament is broken up into 4 groups of 4, with the top 2 teams in each group advancing from the group stage.
What are Copa America Venue Passes?
Venue passes for the Copa America 2016 includes a ticket to all the matches played at that particular venue. One Copa America Venue Pass will allow you to see all the Copa America action in that city for the duration of the tournament. The only exception to this is the Copa America Final. Entry for the 2016 Copa America Final will not be included in the NY/NJ Venue Pass.
When the 2016 Copa America Final?
The Final for the 2016 Copa America will be played on June 26, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Does my child need a ticket to a Copa America match?
Every fan looking to enter a stadium for a Copa America game, regardless of age, will need to have a valid Copa America Ticket.
How can I buy cheap Copa America tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Copa America tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Copa America ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for specific teams and locations Bigger matchups and more top ranked international teams such as Brazil, Mexico, or the Unitded States typically push demand higher & ticket prices. The opposite can happen if the Copa America matchups are less intriguing. Marquee teams like the Chile, the United States, and Mexico, and other teams with large fan bases, can drive up Copa America ticket prices.
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