The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the playoff match between the United States and Mexico for a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, is now confirmed for Saturday, October 10, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA at 6:00 p.m. PT. The play-in match will determine the nation that will represent the CONCACAF region in the prestigious FIFA tournament, to be played in Russia in 2017.
The game date was initially planned for Friday Oct. 9. The new Saturday date will allow fans in attendance to enjoy a day-long of festivities, including Futbol Fiesta, a free, interactive fan zone outside the Rose Bowl.
Participating member associations and its supporter groups will have access to purchase tickets in advance of the public sale. More details regarding the ticketing process will be available in the coming weeks. Tickets will be available to the general public in September.
In 2013, CONCACAF announced the split of the region’s berth to the Confederations Cup between two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, assuring that both editions of the Gold Cup in each 4-year cycle have the same importance from a competitive perspective. By winning the recent 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico qualified for the match against the 2013 Gold Cup champion, the United States.