Atlanta to Host the Opening Match of Copa America 2024
ATLANTA (November 20, 2023) - CONMEBOL announced today that the opening match of the world's most exciting and oldest national team tournament, the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024, will be played at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The tournament will be held in the United States during the summer of 2024.
The opening match, scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2024, will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS), home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’ Atlanta United. MBS is a world-class venue that has the capacity to accommodate more than 71,000 spectators and is renowned not only for its state-of-the-art technology and fan friendly amenities, but also for hosting the largest events in the world, including Super Bowl LIII, the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship game in 2018 and numerous international soccer matches among other events. Mercedes-Benz Stadium will also be the host venue for the 2025 CFP National Championship game and FIFA World Cup 2026.
CONMEBOL also announced that the final match will be played at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
"We expect stadiums filled with the passion of the entire American continent for the inauguration and final of an unforgettable CONMEBOL Copa America. In Atlanta, the ball will start rolling and it won't stop for a month until the final match in Miami. These are magnificent stadiums in wonderful cities. We are grateful for the valuable cooperation of the U.S. authorities and our friends from Concacaf in the organization of this competition. We look forward to the best CONMEBOL Copa America of all time." - Alejandro Domínguez - President of CONMEBOL
"Atlanta and Miami will prove excellent hosts for these flagship matches, and I congratulate both cities and their sports commissions. The two venues are world-class, and the cities have passionate sports and football fans renowned for getting behind major events,” said Victor Montagliani, Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President. “The exciting prospect of co-organizing the Copa America 2024 with our partners at CONMEBOL, in addition to the range of Concacaf competitions we will deliver in the next three years, will cement our region as a global hub for football as we head towards the 2026 FIFA World Cup”, added Montagliani.
“Hosting the opening match of this prestigious tournament is an incredible achievement by everyone involved and our region’s soccer profile has once again been elevated to the highest level with this announcement,” said Dan Corso, President, Atlanta Sports Council. “We would like to thank our partners at Arthur M. Blank Sports and Entertainment, the City of Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz Stadium for their continued partnership and we look forward to working with them, as well as CONMEBOL and Concacaf to create a remarkable experience for all involved.”
Fans interested in attending matches can sign up to stay up to date on COPA America 2024 news including ticket sales and the general competition schedule on the tournament's official website copaamerica.com.