The prestigious Rose Bowl Stadium has been chosen to be the venue of the opening matches of the CONCACAF 2013 competition according to the official CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule as released by the organizing body CONCACAF. Rose Bowl is distinct as being the only stadium to have hosted the finals of both Male and Female FIFA World Cup Football finals. The pitch has also hosted an Olympic medal match. The Rose Bowl will be the center of attention on July 7 when Canada takes on Martinique and Mexico tackles Panama.
Tickets are already on sale and the official CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule has been released so that participating teams along with their fans and other spectators can know which teams is going to play or likely to play whom.
The twelve national teams that qualified for CONCACAF 2013 are Haiti, Martinique, Cuba, United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica. These twelve tams have been divided into three groups comprising four teams each.
Group A is made up of Canada, Mexico, Martinique and Panama. The four teams in group B are El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras and Haiti. Group C is then made up of Belize, United States, Costa Rica and Cuba.
The group stage matches will run from July 7 to July 16. Two quarterfinal matches will be played on July 20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The other two quarterfinal matches will be played the next day on July 21 at the M&T Bank Stadium.
According to the official CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule, the semifinal match will be played at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas on the 24th of July. The last match, the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013 will take place on Soldiers Field, Chicago. You can get more details about the official CONCACAF Gold Cup schedule on the official CONCACAF website.