(UPDATE 6/23/16) Lionel Messi, meet Arturo Vidal.
The Copa America Centenario Final will see Argentina and Chile play each another at MetLife Stadium this Sunday, June 26. And while it will undoubtedly be the tournament's most anticipated match, fans will be paying up to be on hand in East Rutherford this weekend.
According to TicketIQ the average price for Copa America Centenario Final tickets is $1,020.15 on the secondary market. That easily makes it the most expensive match of the tournament - no other match came close to rivaling that price, with a Quarterfinals match between Peru and Colombia serving as the second top-priced match at an average price of $426.97.
If looking just to get into MetLife Stadium on Sunday, the cheapest ticket is currently listed from $388 in Section 213. The top-priced seat is listed in Section 114, Row 8 for an even $3,000.
Argentina travels to New Jersey after routing the U.S. in a 4-0 victory in the Semifinals at NRG Stadium on Tuesday. Highlighted by a magnificent Messi goal, Argentina's win over the USMNT propels the country to its second-straight Copa America Final. Coincidentally, the country played Chile in the Final last year, though fell in a 4-1 penalty shoot-out. It served as Chile's first-ever Copa America title. Argentina enters the Final this weekend in search of its 15th championship, which would tie Uruguay for most in the tournament's 100-year history.
Copa America Centenario Third Place Match to Feature USA & Colombia; Tickets Averaging Just Above $200
(UPDATE 6/23/16) The Copa America Centenario Semifinals saw Argentina and Chile respectively shut out the U.S. and Colombia, officially setting the stage for the Final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 26. While the match will be among the most anticipated - and most expensive - of the entire tournament, it appears that fervor has dropped for the Third Place Match at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, at least in terms of secondary market ticket demand.
According to TicketIQ the average resale price for Copa America Centenario Third Place Match tickets is $202.88. That is cheaper on average than both the U.S.'s Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches against Ecuador and Argentina, respectively. The cheapest ticket to Saturday's match in Glendale is now $82 in Section 454.
The U.S. enters the Third Place Match after falling to Argentina 4-0 in the Semifinal on Tuesday. Colombia travels to Arizona after surrendering two goals in a 2-0 defeat to Chile Wednesday night. The USMNT played Colombia in the opening match of the tournament at Levi's Stadium on June 3, the first-ever Copa America match played on American soil in its 100-year history.
With Semifinals Set, USMNT vs Argentina Tickets Are 50% More Expensive Than Colombia vs Chile
(UPDATE 6/22/16) Four clubs remain in the 2016 Copa America Centenario after a thrilling Quarterfinals round last week. The United States held on to defeat Ecuador in Seattle last Thursday, propelling the team to its most important match in the nation's history against Argentina on Tuesday. On the other side of the Semifinals stage sit Colombia and Chile, who will meet at Soldier Field on Wednesday night in hopes of advancing to the Final on Sunday.
Though the USMNT is a clear underdog against Lionel Messia and Argentina, there still exists a large demand for Copa America Semifinals tickets on the resale market in the hours before the match starts. Tuesday's match at NRG Stadium will be significantly more expensive than that of Colombia vs Chile on Wednesday, with USA vs Argentina tickets averaging $350 and the cheapest available ticket listed from $168. Wednesday's match in Chicago now owns a secondary market average of $232 and a get-in price of $78, marking a 50.8% premium for tickets in Houston.
The USMNT will need to overcome major odds in hopes of defeating an Argentina team that has been nothing short of flawless through its first four games. Argentina cruised through the Group Stage, compiling wins against Chile, Panama and Bolivia, with the latter two matches shutout victories. A 4-1 win over Venezuela in the Quarterfinals has now penned a meeting with Jurgen Klinsmann's club, who posted as many points (6) as fellow Group A contestant Colombia through the opening round of play.
Colombia and Chile will meet in a less hostile, albeit equally as important, environment on Wednesday night. Columbia punched its ticket to the Semifinals with a 4-2 penalty shot win over Peru last Friday. Chile eviscerated Mexico in Santa Clara one day later to clinch a spot in the Semis, posting seven goals while keeping Mexico off the scoreboard.
The Copa America Centenario Final is scheduled for Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. As it stands now, the average resale price for Copa American Centenario Final tickets is $1,084. If looking to just get past the gates, the cheapest tickets are listed from $388 each. The Third Place match on Saturday will be the cheapest remaining match of the tournament, with tickets averaging $227.38 and the get-in price starting from $77.
Looking at Prices for Copa America Centenario Quarterfinals Tickets
(UPDATE 6/15/16) The Quarterfinals stage is officially set for the 2016 Copa America Centenario. After Chile and Argentina cruised to respective wins over Panama and Bolivia Tuesday night, the competition has thinned to eight remaining teams. And, perhaps expectedly, Copa America Centenario Quarterfinals tickets for each knockout stage match won't be cheap on the secondary market.
The action kicks off Thursday night with a match between the United States and Ecuador at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Interestingly enough, the hosting nation will draw the lowest ticket demand among all four matches when it takes on Ecuador. Peru and Colombia will meet at MetLife Stadium on Saturday while Sunday welcomes two matches between Argentina and Venezuela at Gillette Stadium and Mexico and Chile at Levi's Stadium.
View the complete list of Quarterfinals matches and their ticket pricing below, according to TicketIQ:
6/16 United States vs Ecuador @ CenturyLink Field | Avg. Price: $191 | Get-in: $97
The U.S. will enter the Quarterfinals stage after placing first in Group A with a 2-0-1 record. They'll face an Ecuador team that took the second seed in Group B with a 1-2-0 record. The Seattle-based event will be the cheapest match of the Quarterfinals, with tickets currently averaging $191 and the cheapest ticket listed from $97.
6/17 Peru vs Colombia @ MetLife Stadium | Avg. Price: $434.98 | Get-in: $200
On Friday, Peru and Colombia will travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey for a meeting at MetLife Stadium. Peru advances into the knockout stage after posting top honors in Group B at 2-1-0. Though posting as many points as the U.S., Colombia received the second seed in Group A. Their match will be the second most expensive of the Quarterfinals, with Peru vs Colombia tickets owning a secondary market average of $434.98 and a $200 get-in price.
6/18 Argentina vs Venezuela @ Gillette Stadium | Avg. Price: $246.72 | Get-in: $98
Sunday will play host to two matches on both coasts of the country, with Argentina and Venezuela squaring off in the earlier match at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Argentina's flawless showing through the group stage solidified the team as the top seed in Group D, while Venezuela took the second spot in Group C. Tickets to Sunday's match at Gillette Stadium now average $246.72 and the get-in price is $98.
6/18 Mexico vs Chile @ Levi’s Stadium | Avg. Price: $458.86 | Get-in: $285
The final Quarterfinals match will not come without exorbitant tickets prices, as Mexico and Chile meet at Levi's Stadium in what will be the most expensive match of the knockout round. Mexico took the the top seed in Group C at 2-1-0 and a +4 goal difference, setting the stage for a battle with Group D runner-up Chile. Mexico vs Chile tickets currently own a secondary market average of $458.86 and the get-in price is $285.
2016 Copa America Centenario Final Tickets Now On Sale
(UPDATE 4/11/16) Socer fans, rejoice - Copa America Centenario Final tickets are now on sale to the general public. Held on June 26, 2016 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Copa America Centenario Final will showcase the best two teams participating in the tournament, which sets to feature North, South and Central America's greatest soccer players.
Copa America Centenario Final tickets on Ticketmaster range from $140.50-$2,016 dependent on seating location. That excludes additional fees upon checkout. There is an eight (8) ticket limit per household when purchasing through Ticketmaster. Tickets won't last long on the primary market, and fans that miss their chance can find Copa America Centenario Final tickets starting from $208 on the secondary market.
The tournament's Group Stage begins on June 3 with the United States facing Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It will run until June 14 before the Knockout Stage begins on June 16 at Seattle' CenturyLink Field. The Semi-Final Round will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on June 21 and Soldier Field in Chicago on June 22.
2016 Copa America Centenario Single Match Tickets Now On Sale
(UPDATE 3/22/16) Good news, soccer fans - 2016 Copa America Centenario tickets to individual matches are now on sale to the general public. The tournament, which will be held in the U.S. between June 3 and 14, now has tickets available for two matches at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Those matches will be Ecuador vs Haiti on June 12 and Quarterfinal (1B vs 2A) on June 17.
Ecuador vs Haiti tickets on Ticketmaster range in price from $72-$670 dependent on Concourse. Prices will be slightly more expensive for the Quarterfinal five days later, with tickets listed between $82.50 and $730.
Per the tournament's official website, more information on single match tickets will be released to the public in the coming weeks. As for all available options, primary tickets are still available at face value from Ticketmaster. Make sure to check back here for all 2016 Copa America Centenario updates and announcements.
2016 Copa America Centenario Group Stage Matches Announced, U.S. Draws Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay
(UPDATE 2/22/16) Anticipation continues to build for the 2016 Copa America Centenario this June. The milestone soccer tournament, which will celebrate 100 years of the Copa America tournament, held its official draw at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City over the weekend, revealing the 24 Group Stage matches that will be held on U.S. soil between June 3 and 14.
As hosting nation, the U.S. team receives the top seed in Group A, which also includes Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. Group B will be led by Brazil and will feature Ecuador, Haiti and Peru. Fronted by Mexico, Group C includes Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela while Group D will be fronted by Argentina and also include Chile, Panama and Bolivia.
Venue passes to all 10 stadiums serving as hosts are still available on ticketmaster, though many have found their way to the secondary market since the first stage of ticketing closed last Friday. The tournament's official site claims that individual match tickets will only be made available if there is an excess of venue passes remaining in the weeks leading up to the tournament's launch. As it stands now, the average price for 2016 Copa America Centenario tickets on the secondary market is $382.04. That excludes the Final match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, which will only be given to those who purchased a venue pass on the primary market in a special lottery at a later date.
View the complete group stage schedule below and make sure to check back here for the latest Copa America Centenario news and updates:
Copa America Centenario Group Stage Schedule
June 3 - United States vs Colombia @ Levi's Stadium
June 4 - Costa Rica vs Paraguay @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
Haiti vs Peru @ CenturyLink Field
Brazil vs Ecuador @ Rose Bowl
June 5 - Jamaica vs Venezuela @ Soldier Field
Mexico vs Uruguay @ University of Phoenix
June 6 - Panama vs Bolivia @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
Argentina vs Chile @ Levi's Stadium
June 7 - United States vs Costa Rica @ Soldier Field
Colombia vs Paraguay @ Rose Bowl
June 8 - Brazil vs Haiti @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
Ecuador vs Peru @ University of Phoenix Stadium
June 9 - Uruguay vs Venezuela @ Lincoln Financial Field
Mexico vs Jamaica @ Rose Bowl
June 10 - Chile vs Bolivia @ Gillette Stadium
Argentina vs Panama @ Soldier Field
June 11 - United States vs Paraguay @ Lincoln Financial Field
Colombia vs Costa Rica @ NRG Stadium
June 12 - Ecuador vs Haiti @ MetLife Stadium
Brazil vs Peru @ Gillette Stadium
June 13 - Mexico vs Venezuela @ NRG Stadium
Uruguay vs Jamaica @ Levi's Stadium
June 14 - Chile vs Panama @ Lincoln Financial Field
Argentina vs Bolivia @ CenturyLink Field
2016 Copa America Centenario Tickets Now On Sale
(UPDATE 2/4/16) It's the moment soccer fans across the U.S. have been waiting months for - Copa America Centenario tickets are now available to the general public, and as expected, they're selling fast.
Ticketmaster has given fans access to purchase area-specific "venue passes", which serve as a bundle pack to two or more games in a select stadium. Ticket prices vary from venue-to-venue and are dependent on the number of games held at a particular venue between the Group Stage and Semifinal Round. For instance, fans who purchase the Bay Area venue pass can attend all four matches held at Levi's Stadium in June, while those who buy the New York/New Jersey venue pass can attend the first-round match and quarterfinal at MetLife Stadium on June 12 and 17. That specific venue pass does not include a ticket to the Final on June 26, however.
With venue passes expected to sell out quickly, there is already a strong demand on the secondary market. Across the 10 stadiums hosting the landmark tournament in June the average resale price for Copa America Centenario venue passes is $888.45. Perhaps fittingly, the cheapest venue pass will be for the New York/New Jersey matches at $203 per pass. Hosting four matches over the three-week tournament, Soldier Field in Chicago currently owns the most expensive venue passes with a get-in price of $436.
Group Stage opponents will be determined at the 2016 Copa America Centenario Draw on Sunday, February 21 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
2016 Copa America Centenario Draw To Be Held in New York City on February 21
(UPDATE 1/19/16) 16 nations will compete in the2016 Copa America Centenario this June, and on Monday the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC) announced new details on the forthcoming milestone soccer tournament. The 2016 Copa America Centenario Draw will take place on February 21 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, filling out the four-group tournament and each nation's schedule.
The four groups are fronted by the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Televised by Univision and beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, the remaining 12 nations will know who their first-round opponent will be and where they will face them. Seeding will be based on the 2015 FIFA World Rankings. More details on how to attend the draw in New York City will be announced at a later date.
Among the 10 venues welcoming games during the three-week tournament include Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Soldier Field in Chicago and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Final will be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 26.
Group Seeds and Dates Announced For 2016 Copa America Centenario , Ticket Information to Follow
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 12/12/15) The 2016 Copa America Centenario will be held in the U.S. from June 3-26, welcoming many of the Western Hemisphere's greatest soccer players in celebration of 100 years of the Copa America tournament. 10 stadium-size venues across the country will host the 12 participating teams in the group stage. As host nation the United States receives the Group A seed. With information about Copa America Centenario tickets will garner massive demand once onsale information is revealed in the coming weeks.
Brazil and Mexico will receive the Group B and C seeds, respectively, in honor of their notable success in international play in their individual confederations over the last century. Argentina will be awarded the Group D seed as the highest-ranked FIFA nation in the Americas, as of December 2015. The remaining 12 teams will be seeded in all four groups based upon a public draw in early-2016.
Fans can visit the official tournament homepage at CA2016.com for all ticketing details and schedule information. Among the dozen stadiums participating in the milestone tournament include Soldier Field in Chicago, NRG Stadium in Houston, Lincoln Financial Center in Philadelphia, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which most recently hosted a sold-out CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader this past July.
The United States Men's National Team will play its group stage matches at Levi's Stadium June 3, Soldier Field June 7 and Lincoln Financial Field June 11.