News: Philadelphia announced as Gold Cup final hosts

Discussion in 'Gold Cup' started by Blue Lou, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Blue Lou

    Blue Lou Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    This is an advert on CONCACAF.com:

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  2. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
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    According to Jonathan Tannenwald's take, Atlanta and Baltimore will host the quarterfinals, while the New Meadowlands Stadium will get the semis. The third-place match will take place at PPL Park (smart move by CONCACAF to avoid playing that game at an NFL Stadium) and the Final at Lincoln Financial.
     
  3. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
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    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
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    How much have Gold Cup Final tickets cost in the past? I might want to go.
     
  4. Blue Lou

    Blue Lou Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I saw that, but another advert on CONCACAF has fixtures in NJ/NY on 19 June - the day of a quarter final.

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  5. GoodForUS

    GoodForUS Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Pennsyl-tucky
    On ticket master they base price is $30-175 ($45-$197 including their dang fees).

    It is possible to buy them now but you need a code to unlock them. PM me if you want the code
     
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  6. It's called FOOTBALL

    It's called FOOTBALL BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 4, 2009
    It's bs that it's in Philly. They're supposed to alternate north/south venues for the Final.

    09 NY (north)
    11 RoseBowl (south)
    13 Chicago (north)
    15 should be in the south

    CONCACAF doing what it can to balance the amount of Conf Cup berths the 2 teams win. Might as well be Vince McMahon running this confed...
     
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  7. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
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    umkay.
     
  8. CBusAlex

    CBusAlex Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    Orlando, FL
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    If you're counting Chicago as "south" for '07, I don't see why Philly can't be in the south as well.
     
  9. It's called FOOTBALL

    It's called FOOTBALL BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 4, 2009
    I'm not counting Chicago as south. Luckily that game had more Mexican fans, but's it's still north and not necessarily a lock to have more Mexican fans.

    It's clear that CONCACAF does not want Mexico to win 2 consecutive CC berths.
     
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  10. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
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    Call me when this thing ends in the Southeast (e.g. Atlanta, Miami).
     
  11. CBusAlex

    CBusAlex Member

    Jun 17, 2011
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    So it's less "they're supposed to" and more "I would like them to, because it would make things easier for Mexico".

    Good luck with that.
     
  12. It's called FOOTBALL

    It's called FOOTBALL BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 4, 2009
    #12 It's called FOOTBALL, Mar 24, 2015
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    It's in the interest of fairness. I don't know what kind of crowd Philly will have, but it stands to reason for C'caf to put it in the South after a northern Final in 2013.
     
  13. big spaniel

    big spaniel Member

    Nov 18, 1999
    Arlington, Virginia
    The July 26th final is the same day as the D.C. United v Philadelphia Union match in Washington. I can't see how CONCACAF and MLS would annoy several thousand fans who would want to see both matches with this scheduling conflict. Any indication that the DCU-Philly match will be moved?
     
  14. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
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    Orlando City SC
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    United States
    Probably not - MLS barely agreed to break for the Gold Cup group stage as it is.
     

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