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Copa America 2024 Stadiums and What to Expect

Copa America 2024 is just around the corner and if you haven’t planned your trip to the games or just to enjoy the atmosphere, take a look at our stadiums guide. This will make it much easier for anyone traveling for Copa America 2024 to start planning their trip. Let’s take a look at each of the host stadiums and what they have to offer. 

What Are the Copa America 2024 Stadiums?

There are 14 total host stadiums for Copa America 2024, split across 10 different US states. The locations are: 

  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)
  • Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)
  • GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
  • Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)
  • AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
  • Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
  • MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
  • State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)
  • NRG Stadium (Houston, TX)
  • SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, CA)
  • Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, KS)
  • Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Inter&Co Stadium (Orlando, FL)
  • Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)

The first match will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The final will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Here’s a closer look at each Copa America 2024 stadium, and what you can expect if you’re traveling for soccer to any of these venues. 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)

The tournament kicks off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with a Group A clash between current Copa America holders Argentina and a TBD qualifier, which will either be Canada or Trinidad and Tobago. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is situated in downtown Atlanta, and is convenient to reach by train, bus, bike, or foot. 

The stadium holds 70,000+ and is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the MLS’s Atlanta United, which had the highest attendance of any MLS team in 2023. It’s safe to say that Atlanta’s a soccer city, and the vibes for Copa America will be immaculate! 

The Match schedule for Mercedes-Benz Stadium is:

DateMatch
Thursday 20 June 2024 21:00Argentina v Canada/Trinidad & Tobago
Thursday 27 June 2024 18:00Panama v United States

The stadium is almost brand new – it was built in 2017 and has a retractable roof. It also has some of the most incredible concessions and dining options of any stadium out there – check out this guide for some ideas on what to eat! 

Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)

The NFL’s Miami Dolphins are kindly loaning out their home at Hard Rock Stadium for Copa America 2024. This 65,000-capacity stadium was built in 1987 and is located in Miami Gardens, which is a 30-minute drive north of Miami. It’s hosting three matches, including the final of the tournament on July 14th.

Most people drive to the stadium – in fact, it features parking for more than 26,000 cars! If you’re not driving, there are rideshare and taxi options, and a train that takes you close-ish if you’re ok to walk for about 20 minutes. For Miami Dolphins games, special shuttle buses are set up, so the same system may be in place for Copa America matches but there are no details on that yet. 

Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to Hard Rock Stadium, the roads around the area can get very congested. If you’re taking a taxi or Uber, they may only be able to drop you off in the vicinity, leaving a 20-30 minute walk for you to get to the actual stadium. 

DateMatch
Monday 24 June 2024 21:00Uruguay v Panama
Saturday 29 June 2024 21:00Argentina v Peru
Sunday 14 July 2024Final Match

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO)

Two stadiums are hosting Copa America matches in Kansas City, one in Kansas and one in Missouri (yes, Kansas City confusingly spans two states). In Missouri, games are being played at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, more commonly just referred to as Arrowhead. It’s the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, and has a capacity of 76,000. 

Like most of these stadiums, most people drive to Arrowhead, though there is a rideshare dropoff location located on Blue Ridge Cutoff between Gates 1 and 2. You can also take the 47 Broadway bus line to the stadium. This is an older stadium, first opening in the 1970s, but it underwent a $375 million renovation project in 2010, and has some updated facilities. 

Arrowhead has hosted numerous USWNT and USMNT matches, and has also been selected as a FIFA Men’s World Cup venue for 2026. Before Copa America 2024, it will also host an MLS match-up between Sporting KC and Inter Miami. 

DateMatch
Monday 1 July 2024 21:00USA v Uruguay

Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX)

Q2 Stadium is one of my favorite stadiums in the US. It’s a smaller, newer, soccer-specific stadium with a very cool supporter section, and an incredible atmosphere for Austin FC matches. With a capacity of just under 21,000, it’s petite compared to some of the others on this list, but once you’re inside, the atmosphere and noise will rival anywhere else you’ve been. 

Q2 is located around 10 miles north of the self-proclaimed weird city of Austin, but it’s pretty easy to reach by car, bus, train, ride share, or bike. You can find more detailed info on how to get to Q2 here

Austin FC only joined the MLS a few seasons ago, and Q2 is almost a brand new stadium, opening in 2021. The stadium has a great range of food and drink options, and the nearby Hopsquad Brewing Co is a popular hangout for fans before matches. 

DateMatch
Sunday 30 June 2024Jamaica v Venezuela

AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)

Another Texas Copa America 2024 Stadium is AT&T Stadium in Arlington, which is located right in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth. AT&T Stadium is an NFL-first arena and home of the Dallas Cowboys. It’s an 80,000-capacity stadium which was first opened in 2009. It has a retractable roof and is another stadium that’s set to be a host at the 2026 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

If you’re staying in Arlington, you can easily walk to the stadium. If you’re traveling to AT&T Stadium from the larger cities of Dallas or Fort Worth, there aren’t really any great public transport options. Your best option is to take a train to Centreport Station, then take a taxi or rideshare to the stadium. 

DateMatch
Friday 21 June 2024Peru v Chile
Sunday 23 June 2024USA v Bolivia
Friday 5 July 2024Quarterfinals – Winner Group B vs Runner up Group A

Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Copa America 2024 matches are being played at Bank of America Stadium, which is usually the home of the Charlotte Panthers and Charlotte FC. The stadium holds around 75,000, and first opened in 1996. It’s situated in the heart of Charlotte, making it easy to walk or take transit to. 

The stadium doesn’t have a roof, but it does feature wide seats, great sound quality, and some of the best videoboards of any stadium I’ve been to. There’s not a bad seat in the house – for its size, the views of the field are great, wherever you end up sitting. 

There are a ton of food and drink options inside the stadium, but because it’s located right in the city, you’re also within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and bars in Charlotte. 

MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)

Sure, it’s technically in Jersey, but MetLife Stadium is a New York icon. The 80,000-seat stadium, which opened in 2010, is just 5 miles west of New York City and easy to reach by train. It’s the home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets in the NFL, and is going to host the final of the 2026 Men’s FIFA World Cup. 

For Copa America, MetLife is hosting three matches, including a semi-final. The stadium is currently undergoing renovations to ensure that the playing field meets FIFA size regulations for the World Cup matches, but it doesn’t seem like these will be an issue for its Copa matches. 

While there are hotels near the stadium, it’s almost entirely surrounded by a freeway that’s extremely dangerous to try to cross or walk along. Your best bet is to stay in NYC and use public transport from Penn Station to Secaucus Junction, then take a BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line train to the stadium. 

State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

Glendale, just northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, is home to State Farm Stadium, the 63,000-seat home of the Arizona Cardinals. The stadium opened in 2006 and has a retractable roof. It hosted the 2023 Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.  

State Farm Stadium is around a 20-minute drive from Phoenix (though that will likely increase significantly with gameday traffic), although public transport is a bit more difficult. It’s a 2+ hour journey with significant walking – you’re better off either staying in Glendale or Westlake (right next to the stadium) or using a rideshare service. 

However you plan to get to games at State Farm Stadium, make sure you don’t factor in too much walking. Although we don’t have an accurate forecast yet, Arizona is one of the hottest states in the US, and with these games being played in the middle of summer (and inexplicably at 3 pm when the sun is hottest), expect it to be very warm. At least the stadium has AC!

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NRG Stadium (Houston, TX)

NRG Stadium is south of Houston, Texas. It’s one of three Texas-based Copa America 2024 stadiums and has a capacity of over 70,000. Built in 2002, it was the first NFL stadium to have a retractable roof and is home to the NFL’s Houston Texans. It’s also hosted USMNT matches, and Mexico’s national team even uses it as a home ground for friendlies sometimes. 

Houston’s light rail system makes it relatively easy to navigate public transport to get to NRG Stadium. You can take the red line from downtown Houston south to the Stadium Park/Astrodome station, from which the stadium is a short walk. 

Come hungry – you’ll find some great food options in the stadium, including some classic Texas barbecue and plenty of burgers, which are pretty much the go-to stadium food of the US. 

SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, CA)

With the Rose Bowl and the Coliseum both aging, Los Angeles decided it was time for a new stadium. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of space available in Los Angeles itself, so the stadium was built in Inglewood, about an hour (or three if you get stuck in LA’s famously soul-crushing traffic) south of the city. 

SoFi Stadium might not be in the heart of town, but it is one of the coolest, most modern stadiums I’ve ever set foot in. The incredible infinity screen is the largest ever made for sports, meaning you’ll never miss a section of the action regardless of where you sit. 

The stadium is quite steep, so be careful if you’re not a fan of heights and you have nosebleed tickets! It can also get insanely windy up there – the foam was literally being blown off my beer! Driving to the stadium is easy, but public transport is not. You can take the Metro C Line (Green) to Hawthorne/Lennox station, but you’ll need to take a rideshare from there. 

Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, KS)

Children’s Mercy Park is the second Copa America 2024 stadium in Kansas City, this time in the state of Kansas. It’s substantially smaller than Arrowhead, with a capacity of just 18,000. It’s a soccer-specific stadium that first opened in 2011, and is the home of Sporting KC of the MLS. 

The stadium is located west of Kansas City, and can take over an hour to reach by bus. If you’re trying to bus back to the city in the evening, be aware that the buses are much less frequent, and you might find yourself stranded – rideshares or a taxi are a better option. Don’t sleep on the concessions here – there are some great options! 

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Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)

Fresh off hosting the latest edition of the Super Bowl, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is a fun venue in a fun city. The stadium is really conveniently located from the strip, where most of the hotels in Vegas are. If you’re not staying on the strip (there are cheaper Airbnb options further away), you can Uber to the stadium pretty easily. 

Allegiant Stadium has a capacity of 65,000 and is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL. It opened in 2020 and is reportedly the second-most expensive stadium in the world, behind only SoFi stadium. It’s quite dark, glassy, and round on the outside, which has led many people to affectionately call it the “Roomba.”

Not sure where to sit? You can use this cool virtual view feature to check out the view from different parts of Allegiant Stadium to find your perfect seats. 

Inter&Co Stadium (Orlando, FL)

Inter&Co Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium in Orlando, Florida. Home of Orlando City in the MLS and Orlando Pride in the NWSL, this stadium has a capacity of 25,500. It’s located right in Orlando’s center, so it’s easy to get to whether you’re on foot, driving, or taking a bus. 

The stadium was opened in 2017, and has hosted both the US men’s and women’s national soccer teams, as well as the 2019 MLS All-Star Game. The field is grass (many others on this list are artificial turf), and although there isn’t a roof, there’s a covered canopy over the stands that really amplifies the noise from the crowd. 

Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)

Levi’s Stadium is the home of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Located in the South Bay (the Santa Clara/San Jose/Silicon Valley area), it takes around an hour and a half to get to the stadium from San Fran, with the VTA Light Rail or bus (find more info here). 

As well as hosting matches during Copa America 2024, Levi’s Stadium will host several 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup matches, as well as the 2026 Super Bowl. Big year! The 69,000-seat stadium was first opened in 2014, and features a very cool rooftop garden, where some produce is harvested and used in dishes served in the stadium. 

Soak Up the Action at These Copa America 2024 Stadiums!

Every Copa America 2024 stadium on this list is going to have incredible gameday vibes. Whether you’re enjoying the cozy atmosphere of Q2 in Austin, or making your way to SoFi, the world’s most expensive stadium, you’re bound to have a blast.