Rio Tinto Stadium to host Gold Cup match-up

Kevork Djansezian

Rio Tinto Stadium will host a Gold Cup match-up, CONCACAF announced today.

Rio Tinto Stadium will host at least one match in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the confederation announced today in a press release. The stadium is among one of a handful of MLS venues selected for the occasion.

Exactly who will play at Rio Tinto Stadium is not yet announced, but it's widely expected that each venue will host a double-header, as in previous years.

Other MLS venues involved include BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., and CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.; most other venues involved typically host NFL teams.

The selection marks the first time Salt Lake City has been scheduled to host a Gold Cup match. JELD-WEN Field and Rio Tinto Stadium are also two of the smaller venues, with the former holding about 22,000 people, and the latter holding about 20,500.

Rio Tinto Stadium was one of the venues considered for a March 22 World Cup Qualifier; the hosting opportunity for that went to Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids.

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