BBVA Compass Stadium to Host Pivotal Group Stage Doubleheader in 2019…
BBVA Compass Stadium to Host Pivotal Group Stage Doubleheader in 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Oct 9, 2018
BBVA Compass Stadium will participate in its fourth consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer when the venue plays host to a group stage doubleheader on Friday, June 21. BBVA Compass Stadium will host Group C for the crucial second matchday in the three-match round-robin format, the confederation announced earlier today.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. CT through BBVACompassStadium.com and at the BBVA Compass Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Houston Dynamo and Dash Season Ticket Members will receive an exclusive presale opportunity to purchase tickets prior to the general public.
Group C is headlined by Honduras, one of four seeded nations for this tournament, which will make its third appearance (2013, 2017 and 2019) at BBVA Compass Stadium for a match in group play. This is the third consecutive edition of the tournament in which BBVA Compass Stadium will host the second matchday of group play. In the three-game round-robin format of group play, Matchday Two represents a key opportunity for teams to take control of first place in the group or secure a spot in the knockout rounds.
“We are thrilled to bring the best soccer in the region to Houston as we host the CONCACAF Gold Cup for a fourth consecutive time,” said BBVA Compass Stadium General Manager Juan Rodriguez. “We have a commitment to our community to bring world-class events to Houston and this will surely be another outstanding event for soccer enthusiasts and sports fans alike.”
Although official rosters for the tournament will not be released until much closer to its beginning, Honduras are likely to be led by a trio of Houston Dynamo stars in midfielder Boniek Garcia and forwards Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis. Garcia has earned 125 caps for Los Catrachos, while Quioto has earned 38 caps and scored eight goals for his country and the 22-year-old Elis has already been capped 27 times and has seven goals for his national team.
BBVA Compass Stadium made its debut during the 2013 edition of the tournament that saw El Salvador defeat Haiti off a set piece goal in the final 15 minutes of play. Honduras fell to Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in the finale of the doubleheader.
Two years later Jamaica began its run to the tournament championship game with its first victory of the tournament in the 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium. Costa Rica and El Salvador played to a 1-1 draw in the final game of the evening.
The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup brought two of the highest ranked teams in the region in Costa Rica and Honduras to BBVA Compass Stadium. Costa Rica and Canada settled for a 1-1 draw and Honduras was awarded a 3-0 victory after French Guiana fielded an ineligible player.