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Soccer is coming back to Bank of America Stadium

The Story

Bank of America Stadium was announced yesterday as a group stage host for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Facts

– BofA Stadium will host a Group C doubleheader on July 15, 2015. One of these games will feature the Mexican National Team, who played in Charlotte in a 2010 friendly and a 2011 Gold Cup group stage match.

– The Gold Cup takes place every two years, and is the official championship of CONCACAF, the continental governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

– Fans can sign up for the pre-sale tickets here.

Quotes

“Well, Charlotte’s officially on the map as a city that will support soccer, no matter who plays. Great for the city and its soccer fans!” – Laurie via Facebook

C5’s Take

While hosting the US National Team would be Charlotte’s coming-out party as a legitimate soccer city, the Gold Cup’s return to Charlotte is great for the city and its budding soccer culture. We’ve got a lot of momentum, with last summer’s World Cup watch parties, the Charlotte Independence and the International Champions Cup. Mexico will be a great draw.

Photo: David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

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