Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission, said: “Denver is honored to once again host one of the major soccer tournaments in the world. The city greeted the 2017 Gold Cup with large, energetic crowds of soccer fans, and The Mile High City is ready for another big matchup next summer. With seven professional sports teams, including strong support for soccer and Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids, Denver remains an ideal sports city for major international events.”
The Gold Cup takes place every two years, and in 2017, Denver hosted El Salvador vs. Curacao and Jamaica vs. Mexico. The United States ended up beating Jamaica 2-1 in the final match to win the whole thing.
The tournament includes national teams from North and Central American and the Caribbean, and six national teams have already qualified from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Hexagonal qualifier round: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
Ten more national teams will qualify through the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifier competition, which will be played in September, October, and November of 2018, and March of 2019.
Groups and schedules will be announced next year, but you can go to www.GoldCup.org and sign up for a pre-sale offer. Tickets will be on sale at a later date, but you can sign up on their website to get tickets before they are offered to the general public.