USA to Meet Jamaica, Mexico to Face Panama in Front of Sell-out Crowd of More Than 68,000;Â Tickets for Finals weekend in Philadelphia still available atÂ GoldCup.org
Miami (Sunday, July 19, 2015)Â – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the official pairings and kick-off times of the two Gold Cup 2015 Semifinal matches to be played this Wednesday, July 22 in front of a sold out Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Defending champion United States will meet Caribbean champion Jamaica in the first semifinal at 6:00 pm ET, while 2013 Gold Cup runner-up Panama will face six-time tournament winner Mexico at 9:00 pm ET.
More than 68,000 fans are expected, and the event will likely mark the largest crowd ever to attend a soccer match in Atlanta, besting the previous record of 68,212 for a March 5, 2014 Mexico tour match at the Georgia Dome against Nigeria.
The Georgia Dome and CONCACAF would like to remind fans that there is a potential danger of being sold counterfeit tickets via the secondary market. The only authorized outlets for the Gold Cup Semifinal tickets are Ticketmaster, the Georgia Dome ticket office and Ticketmasterâ€™s Ticket Exchange program. Buyers who purchase tickets from any other source do so at their own risk.
Organizers encourage fans with tickets to arrive early and enjoy Futbol Fiesta, the fan interactive zone located within the Georgia International Plaza and beginning at 4:00 p.m., when stadium gates open. Fans are encouraged to secure their parking passes in advance atÂ gadome.com, with lots to open by 12 p.m.
Fans without a pre-paid parking pass are strongly encouraged to take MARTA to the Georgia Dome as all parking lots will sell out early. MARTA provides many free parking options at stations system-wide. The Georgia Dome has two transit stations within walking distance, the Georgia Dome Station and the Vine City Station. For complete information on traveling with MARTA, visitÂ itsmarta.com.
The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup finals weekend will kick off with the third-place game on Saturday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. ET at PPL Park in Chester, PA, with the grand finale to take place on Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Tickets for both Philadelphia matches are still available by visitingÂ GoldCup.org.
The Gold Cup is being televised nationally on Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, UniMÃ¡s and UDN, and also heard on the FÃºtbol de Primera radio network.
CONCACAF GOLD CUP 2015Â â€“Â KNOCKOUT ROUND SCHEDULE
Wednesday – July 22, 2015
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
SF1: USA (QF1 winner) v. Jamaica (QF2 winner) â€“ 6:00 p.m. ET
SF2: Panama (QF3 winner) v. Mexico (QF4 winner) â€“ 9:00 p.m. ET
THIRD PLACE GAME
Saturday, July 25, 2015
PPL Park (Chester, PA)
Loser SF 1 vs. Loser SF 2 — 4:00 p.m. ET
Sunday – July 26, 2015
Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)
Winner SF 1 vs. Winner SF 2 — 7:30 p.m. ET