CONCACAF names Rose Bowl, Soldier Field among 15 Gold Cup venues

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, are among 15 venues for next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first edition of the tournament following its expansion from 12 to 16 nations.

Other large venues include Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland; Denver; Glendale, Arizona; Houston; Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia.

Six Major League Soccer stadiums were announced as sites on Friday. Additional venues in Central America and the Caribbean are still to come.

The tournament starts in mid-June. The defending champion United States is an automatic qualifier along with the five other nations in last year's final round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Ten additional nations will be determined in CONCACAF's Nations League qualifiers.