CONCACAF has announced that the Final of the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup, the region’s new flagship competition for women’s senior national teams, has been awarded to Snapdragon Stadium. San Diego’s newest sports venue is home to the San Diego Wave FC of the NWSL and recently hosted a sold-out 2023 Gold Cup semifinal between the men’s national teams of the United States and Panama.
The 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup will be played between February 17 – March 10, 2024, and will include the participation of eight CONCACAF Member Associations and four CONMEBOL guests. CONMEBOL’s teams have been invited as part of a strategic collaboration agreement between both Confederations. Thus far, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay have qualified for the Group Stage, and El Salvador for the Prelims. The eight remaining CONCACAF participants will be confirmed the first week of December after the conclusion of the 2023 Road to CONCACAF W Gold Cup.
The Final, on Sunday, March 10, will crown the first-ever CONCACAF W Gold Cup champion, culminating almost five years of unprecedented growth for the women’s game in our region. Since launching its CONCACAF W strategy in 2019, which includes hosting elite football tournaments such as the CONCACAF W Championship and the CONCACAF W Gold Cup, the Confederation has been working with its Member Associations and other stakeholders to prioritize the growth of women’s football, providing all teams a platform to compete to reach their next level.
CONCACAF has also confirmed that the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup Official Draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2023, in Miami, FL. The made-for-tv event will divide the 12 teams participating in the Group Stage into three groups of four.
“San Diego and Snapdragon Stadium will be a tremendous host for our inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup Final, and I want to thank the city and the venue for their commitment to working with us to further grow women’s football in our region,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Victor Montagliani.
“When we launched our women’s football strategy, we committed to developing the sport for women and girls at all levels. Much work has been done in the past four years, ranging from delivering more girls football projects in our region and implementing enhanced women’s coaching initiatives in the Caribbean and Central America. The CONCACAF W Gold Cup is the pinnacle of the women’s game in our Confederation, and it will provide an opportunity to celebrate that progress and commit to doing even more in the future. The tournament will showcase some of the best teams and players in the world, and I can’t wait to see the football unfold next spring and to crown a champion in San Diego on March 10, 2024,” added Montagliani.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be the host venue for the inaugural Women’s Gold Cup. This is a historic moment in women’s sports, and we are honored to be part of it. Snapdragon Stadium is committed to providing a world-class experience for the athletes, fans, and everyone involved in the tournament,” said Adam Millar, Snapdragon Stadium General Manager
“We are fired up to be welcoming the best women’s soccer players in the world to San Diego for the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup in March! It has been a tremendous opportunity to work with the CONCACAF team to make this happen, and we are looking forward to a spectacular event,” said Mark Neville, Sports San Diego CEO.
Tickets for the CONCACAF W Gold Cup, including the Final at Snapdragon Stadium, will be available to the public following the official draw on December 11. Click here (concacaf.com/wgoldcup/tickets) to sign up to receive additional information about the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup.
More information about the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup is available below. The remaining host venues and the competition’s match schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.