Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sporting Park to host U.S. Men's National Team on July 13 during 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Sporting Park will host an international doubleheader featuring the United States Men's National Team on July 13 during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday.

The biennial tournament is the premier competition for the United States Men's National Team in 2015 and the region's marquee event, which will help determine CONCACAF's representatives at the Centennial Cup America in 2016 and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup - Group A (U.S. MNT) Schedule
  • Tuesday, July 7 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas
  • Friday, July 10 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Monday, July 13 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas
CONCACAF's top-ranked teams - Costa Rica (No. 16), Mexico (No. 20) and the United States (No. 28) - will headline the 12-nation tournament from July 7-26, along with Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Canada, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Haiti and Cuba. Honduras and French Guyana will meet in March with the playoff winner securing the final berth in the 2015 Gold Cup.

The U.S. Men's National Team, which features Sporting KC Designated Players Matt Besler and Graham Zusi, returns to Sporting Park for the fourth time.

The state-of-the-art stadium first hosted the U.S. MNT during the 2011 Gold Cup and next summer's match will mark the sixth time a U.S. Men's or Women's National Team has played in Kansas City, Kansas since the award-winning venue opened in June 2011 - more than any other city in the country over that time period.

U.S. National Teams in Kansas City
  • Nov. 2, 1968: U.S. MNT vs Bermuda (6-2 W at Municipal Stadium) 
  • Oct. 7, 1999: U.S. WNT vs Finland (6-0 W at Arrowhead Stadium)
  • Aug. 20, 2000: U.S. WNT vs Canada (1-1 T at Arrowhead Stadium)
  • April 25, 2001: U.S. MNT vs Costa Rica (1-0 W at Arrowhead Stadium)
  • Oct. 22, 2003: U.S. WNT vs Italy (2-2 T at Arrowhead Stadium)
  • Oct. 16, 2004: U.S. WNT vs Mexico (1-0 W at Arrowhead Stadium)
  • June 9, 2011: U.S. MNT vs Guadeloupe (1-0 W at Sporting Park)
  • Sept. 17, 2011: U.S. WNT vs Canada (1-1 T at Sporting Park)
  • Oct. 16, 2012: U.S. MNT vs Guatemala (3-1 W at Sporting Park)
  • Oct. 11, 2013: U.S. MNT vs Jamaica (2-0 W at Sporting Park)
  • Oct. 15, 2014: U.S. WNT vs Trinidad & Tobago (1-0 W at Sporting Park)
  • July 13, 2015: U.S. MNT vs TBD (at Sporting Park)
Sporting Park has also served as the site for numerous marquee international matches, including Olympic and World Cup qualifiers, the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final, 2013 MLS All-Star Game and 2013 MLS Cup.

Sporting Kansas City Season Ticket Members interested in purchasing tickets for the Gold Cup doubleheader at Sporting Park will have access to an exclusive pre-sale prior to the general public.

Additionally, individuals who place deposits for season tickets or group tickets for the 2015 season will also receive priority consideration during the pre-sale opportunity.

For the holiday season, special 'Give the Gift of Gold Cup' gift packages will be available for a limited time, including a $25 ticket voucher to any 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup gameday and an official CONCACAF Gold Cup T-Shirt. Visit concacafsoccershop.com for more information.