The USMNT and Honduras headline the nations that will take part in a double header on Sunday, July 2 at Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC (Tuesday, April 18, 2023) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Associated Football (Concacaf) today announced Charlotte will be the host for matches featuring two of the region’s powers, the United States and Honduras.
The matches will take place at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, July 2 with kickoff for United States vs Nicaragua beginning at 7:00 p.m. and Honduras taking on Haiti at 9:00 p.m.
It will mark the first time the USMNT will play in Charlotte.
“Momentum for the beautiful game across the country is at an all-time high and our city and region are in prime position to take full advantage of another summer of soccer headlined by the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup at Bank of America Stadium,” said Charlotte FC President Joe LaBue. “The honor of hosting the United States Men’s National Team at such a pivotal moment in the soccer landscape of this country is a testament to the regions deep history of being a soccer hotbed. This has undoubtedly been reinforced by Charlotte FC’s historic expansion into Major League Soccer and Tepper Sports and Entertainment’s commitment to bringing top class entertainment, including international soccer matches, to Uptown Charlotte. We are also very excited to welcome the federations of Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua and look forward to providing a best-in-class occasion for supporters of all four nations.”
North Carolina is no stranger to hosting the United States Men’s National team having been the site for seven matches in team history. High Point has been the city with the most played matches (3) while Cary has hosted the two played during the MLS-era.
The last time the USMNT played in North Carolina was on March 28, 2018 and featured a 1-0 win over Paraguay.
Bank of America Stadium has hosted the United States Women’s National Team before. On October 3, 2019 the USWNT defeated South Korea 2-0 in front of 30,071 following their World Cup triumph earlier that year. The match featured the largest USWNT crowd ever in North Carolina.
Charlotte has hosted Concacaf Gold Cup matches in 2011, 2015 and 2019.
2011 Concacaf Gold Cup
Costa Rica - 1
El Salvador - 1
Cuba - 0
Mexico – 5
2015 Concacaf Gold Cup
Cuba – 1
Guatemala – 0
Mexico – 4
Trinidad and Tobago – 4
2019 Concacaf Gold Cup
Canada – 7
Cuba – 0
Martinique – 2
Mexico - 3
Tickets to the double header matches will go on pre-sale to Charlotte FC Season Ticket Members tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19. Pre-sale for Panthers PSL owners will begin on Thursday, April 20.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 25th. Sign up now to secure your tickets and be part of the subscriber presale on April 24th.
About Tepper Sports & Entertainment
Founded by David A. Tepper, Tepper Sports & Entertainment (TSE) includes the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, MLS’ Charlotte Football Club and Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Serving the Carolinas, TSE is committed to making the greater Charlotte metro area the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the region. Bank of America Stadium hosted 39 events in 2022, nearly tripling the number of events at the stadium in 2017 (14). The wide range of events attracted diverse audiences interested in the NFL, MLS, concerts and college football games. In addition to being a top sports and entertainment venue, Bank of America Stadium is a community asset. The stadium served as an early voting site in 2020 and 2022, and as a mass vaccination site in 2021.
About Gold Cup
The Concacaf Gold Cup is the Confederation’s premier competition for men’s national teams, crowning a champion every two years. Initially involving eight teams, the Gold Cup expanded into a competition that includes a 12-team Preliminary Round and 16-team Group Stage, all which qualify via the Concacaf Nations League. The tournament has been contested on 16 previous occasions. Mexico owns a tournament-record eight titles, followed by the United States with seven and Canada with one. For more information about the Concacaf Gold Cup, click here.
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.