Children’s Mercy Park to host major international match as venue for Copa America next summer

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Children’s Mercy Park will welcome two of the top national teams from the North and South American regions as a host venue for a Copa America group stage match next summer, CONMEBOL announced today with the release of the tournament schedule.

The 48th edition of the oldest national team tournament in the world will be held in 14 stadiums across the United States from June 20 to July 14, 2024. The competition will feature 32 matches to be played by 16 countries, including all 10 CONMEBOL members in South America along with the best six teams in CONCACAF which includes North America, Central America and the Caribbean.


  • Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida
  • Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas
  • SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
  • State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

The first ever Copa America match in Kansas City will be played on June 25, 2024 at Children’s Mercy Park between two Group A teams (A2 vs. A4 from Pot 2 and Pot 4 below). The match-up will be determined this Thursday when the official draw takes place at 6:30 p.m. CT in Miami.

In addition, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium will host the United States Men’s National Team on July 1, 2024 in their Copa America group stage finale (C1 vs. C2 from Pot 2 below). Currently ranked No. 12 in the FIFA rankings, the U.S. MNT is unbeaten all-time in Kansas City (10-0-2) and GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is one of 16 venues selected to host matches during the FIFA World Cup 2026.

Pot 1
Pot 2
Pot 3
Pot 4
Argentina (A1)
Mexico (B1)
United States (C1)
Brazil (D1)

^TBD on 3/23/24 (Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica vs Honduras)

"We will experience an unforgettable Copa America, enjoying the best football in the world in 14 magnificent stadiums,” said Alejandro Dominguez, President of CONMEBOL and FIFA Vice President. “The passion of football will run through this great country from east to west and from north to south, bringing excitement and fun to hundreds of thousands of fans at the venues and millions of spectators around the world.”

"I congratulate all of the host cities and their sports commissions. These venues are world-class and have passionate fans who are 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 FIFA World Cup 2026.”


Since opening in 2011, Children’s Mercy Park continues to attract many of the sport’s most prestigious matches at the club and international levels. High-profile events held at Sporting Kansas City’s state-of-the-art stadium include the 2013 MLS All-Star Game, 2013 MLS Cup, 2014 Concacaf Women’s Championship, 2015 NCAA College Cup, Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying (2012, 2015), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Finals (2012, 2017), 2018 Tournament of Nations, Concacaf Champions Cup (2013, 2014, 2016, 2019) and Concacaf Gold Cup (2011, 2015, 2019, 2021).

Fans interested in attending matches can sign up to stay up to date on CONMEBOL Copa America 2024™ news, including information on ticket sales, on the tournament's official website at

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