I’m very excited to hear that Levi’s stadium will host the 2017 Gold Cup Final. This will be a great opportunity for the Bay Area to witness a soccer tournament final. If successful we can stamp the bay area as a #1 destination for future knock out stage matches. With the Gold Cup played every two years and many other tournaments in the horizon it will be very important for Levi’s stadium to shine as a premier stadium for soccer. Something it has failed to do for its original purpose (being a NFL stadium). So far the CONCACAF see’s its potential and as a Bay Area native, I hope to do my part to make it a successful event.

Levi’s Stadium has quickly earned a place among America’s top venues in terms of atmosphere, amenities and fan experience,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “We’re proud to now bring the final of the Gold Cup — the region’s top competition for national teams — to the Bay Area, building on the resounding success of our Copa America Centenario opener, which drew record crowds last year.

Group Stage Venues & Dates:

July 7, Group A — NY/NJ — Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
July 8, Group B — Nashville — Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)
July 9, Group C — San Diego — Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)
July 11, Group A — Houston — BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX) 
July 12, Group B — Tampa Bay — Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
July 13, Group C — Denver — Sports Authority Field (Denver, CO)
July 14, Group A — Dallas — Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX) 
July 15, Group B — Cleveland — FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, OH)
July 16, Group C — San Antonio — Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)

Knockout Round Venues (alphabetical order by metropolitan area):

Bay Area (host of the 2017 Final) — Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)
Dallas — AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
Los Angeles — Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Philadelphia — Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
Phoenix — University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)