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Shell Energy Stadium Named Host Venue for Inaugural 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup

November 28, 2023 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Houston Dash News Release


HOUSTON - Concacaf announced earlier today that Shell Energy Stadium will be one of four venues to host matches for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup, the region's new flagship competition for women's national teams.

The tournament's inaugural edition will be played between February 17 - March 10, 2024, and will include Concacaf and CONMEBOL's best women's national teams and some of the world's top players.

Shell Energy Stadium will host six Concacaf W Gold Cup games beginning on Feb. 22 with the Canadian Women's National team confirmed to play in the Space City. A schedule of matches at Shell Energy Stadium can be found below:

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

M8: C2 vs C3

M9: Canada (C1) vs C4

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

M14: C4 vs C2

M15: C3 vs Canada (C1)

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

M20: C3 vs C4

M21: Canada (C1) vs C2

The remaining national teams that will compete in Houston will be determined on December 11, 2023, when Concacaf conducts the official draw for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. The event will start at 6:00 pm CT and will stream live on CBS | Paramount+ for fans in the United States and ESPN (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America).

Tickets will be available to the public following the official Draw on December 11.

Visit Concacaf.com/WGoldCup/tickets to receive 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup updates and ticket information.

The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Competition Details can be found below:

Prelims: Six teams

The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup will begin with a Preliminary Round (Prelims) played at Dignity Health Sports Park Track and Field Stadium on February 17, 2024. The six national teams participating in this round, determined via the 2023 Road to Concacaf W Gold Cup, will be divided into three pairings according to the Concacaf Women's Ranking as of December 2023.

After single-match elimination play, the winning team in each pairing will advance to the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Group Stage. Thus far, El Salvador has secured its participation in the Prelims. The remaining five participants will be confirmed at the conclusion of the 2023 Road to Concacaf W Gold Cup.

Group Stage: 12 teams

The Prelims will be followed by a 12-national team Group Stage that includes the participation of eight Concacaf national teams and four CONMEBOL guests. CONMEBOL's national teams have been invited to participate as part of a strategic collaboration agreement between both Confederations.

For Group Stage play, national teams will be split into three groups of four. After round-robin group stage play, which will occur between February 20-28, 2024, at Dignity Health Sports Park (Group A), Snapdragon Stadium (Group B), and Shell Energy Stadium (Group C), the group winners, runners-up, and the two best third-place finishers will advance to the tournament's Quarterfinals.

Knockout Stage: Eight teams

The Knockout Stage will commence with the Quarterfinals at BMO Stadium on March 2 and 3, followed by the Semifinals and Final at Snapdragon Stadium on March 6 and 10, respectively.

The Quarterfinal pairings will be determined based on the Group Stage standings, with the national team accumulating the most points facing the national team accumulating the least points (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, and 4 vs 5).

Qualified National Teams

Thus far, seven national teams have secured their participation in the tournament. These national teams are (listed in alphabetical order):

Prelims (1): El Salvador

Group Stage (6): Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Paraguay, and the United States.


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