When is the Copa America? Quadrennial event is coming to Texas cities

The Copa America is back in the United States and plenty of it will be in Texas.

The quadrennial event is the championship for South America, and this year it's expanded to include six North American teams for 16 teams total. The tournament was also played in the U.S. in 2016.

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When is the Copa America?

The three-week tournament begins June 20 and runs through the championship game on July 14.

Where is Copa America being played?

The tournament is being played at 14 venues across the U.S., including Austin's Q2 Stadium, Arlington's AT&T Stadium and Houston's NRG Stadium. Other host cities are Atlanta, Charlotte, East Rutherford, New Jersey (New York area), Inglewood (Los Angeles area), Santa Clara (San Francisco Bay area), Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, Glendale, Arizona (Phoenix area), Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas area), Miami and Orlando.

Where is the championship?

The final will be played Sunday, July 20 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

What are the groups?

Group A: Argentina, Peru, Chile, Canada

Group B: Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Jamaica

Group C: United States, Uruguay, Panama, Bolivia

Group D: Brazil, Columbia, Paraguay, Costa Rica

What is Mexico's group-stage schedule?

Mexico vs. Jamaica, 7 p.m. MT June 22, Houston

Mexico vs. Venezuela, 7 p.m. MT June 26, Inglewood, Calif.

Mexico vs. Ecuador, 5 p.m. June 30, Glendale, Ariz.

What is the United States group-stage schedule?

United State vs. Bolivia, 4 p.m. June 23, Arlington

United States vs. Panama, 4 p.m. June 27, Atlanta

United States vs. Uruguay, 7 p.m. , July 1, Kansas City, Mo.

How to get tickets

Tickets are available on the Copa America website and range from $77 to $999. They are also available on secondary sites.

Who's favored?

Reigning World Cup champion Argentina is ranked No. 1 in the world. The defending champion of this tournament is Brazil, which is ranked No. 5 in the world.

How are Mexico and the US supposed to do?

Mexico and the US are the highest-ranked teams in their group and were seeded in the draw. Both had to qualify for the tournament and didn't have trouble doing that.

Why is this in America?

Ecuador was next in line to host the tournament, but in 2022 declined. The U.S. expressed interest and CONMEBOL (the South American federation) and CONCACAF (the North American federation) announced a strategic partnership that expanded the tournament from 12 teams (10 South American teams and two invited guests) to 16 (10 South American teams and six CONCACAF teams that came through qualifying).

Bret Bloomquist can be reached at [email protected]; @Bretbloomquist on Twitter.


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