CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) has announced that the second CONCACAF Nations League (CNL) Finals will be held at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium this summer. The tournament will include four teams competing in two semi-finals on Thursday, 15th June and the third place and finals matches on Sunday, 18th June.
The venue of the tournament, Allegiant Stadium, is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders and will be the host of the 2024 Super Bowl. It was also the site of the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League Gold Cup Final, where the US team won its seventh Gold Cup title by defeating Mexico 1-0.
CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani shared his enthusiasm for the event, saying, “We all enjoyed an outstanding Gold Cup Final at the same venue in 2021, and I have no doubt the quality of the teams combined with the world-class facility will draw fans from across our region.”
The four pool winners of this year’s CNL will be ranked according to their performance in the group stage. The top two teams from League A will also qualify for the Gold Cup. The US is currently in contention, along with Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico. At 1-1-0, the US stands second in Group D, sandwiched between Grenada and group leader El Salvador.
Allegiant Stadium General Manager Chris Wright welcomed the event, saying, “The swell of energy these teams and their fans bring to our facility and the entire city is incomparable, and we look forward to continuing to bring global sporting events like these to Las Vegas, alongside our partners at the LVCVA.”
Tickets for the 2023 CNL contest will be available from 10 a.m. PT on Monday, 27th March through Ticketmaster.com or Concacaf.com.