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Global Dec 16, 2015

Copa America Centenario final to be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – The 2016 Copa America Centenario final will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, June 26, tournament organizers announced on Wednesday.

The 82,000 seat stadium will host the climactic match of next summer’s special edition of the South American championship, which will honor 100 years of history featuring some of the world’s best teams and players.

The 16-team tournament featuring the top teams from the Western hemisphere will be held June 3-26 in 10 venues across the United States.

The New York/New Jersey venue has played host to a number of significant international matches since opening in 2010, including a pair of U.S. Men’s National Team matches against five-time World Cup champion Brazil and then No. 1-ranked Argentina, and sellout CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout matches.

The format of the Copa America Centenario schedule – including match dates in each venue – will be released tomorrow, Dec. 17.