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2016 Copa America final to be at New Jersey Meadowlands

December 16, 2015

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will be the site of the 2016 Centennial Copa America final June 26.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football made the announcement Wednesday. Grass will be installed over the artificial turf.

The special 16-team tournament marks the 100th anniversary of the first Copa America, South America’s national-team championship. Play starts June 3 and the tournament includes 10 teams from South America and six from the CONCACAF region.

CONCACAF said the full tournament schedule will be announced Thursday. Games will be played in Chicago; Foxborough, Massachusetts; Glendale, Arizona; Houston; Orlando, Florida; Pasadena, California; Philadelphia; Santa Clara, California; and Seattle.

A draw to determine the four four-nation groups is likely to be held early next year.

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