H-E-B Park will host Group B of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship, which will qualify three teams to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and a fourth into a two-game playoff with the third-place team from South America. Doubleheaders in Group B will be played on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.
On March 23, Concacaf announced that the tournament would be played in the United States and would take place from Oct. 4-17. The competition will feature eight countries divided into two groups of four. After round-robin play within the groups, the top two finishers from each group will move on to the all-important semifinals. The host cities are Cary, N.C., Edinburg, Texas, and Frisco, Texas.
FOX Sports, the home of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, will present 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship coverage across the FOX Sports family of networks.
As host, the USA will be seeded into Group A. Canada, which is ranked fourth, will be seeded into Group B. The USA, Canada and Mexico have automatic berths into the tournament. The five remaining participants will qualify via the upcoming 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier and 2018 Concacaf Central America Women’s Qualifier. The placement in the groups for the other seven teams will become known at the Final Draw later this year.
All three first round doubleheaders in Group A – which will take place on Oct. 4, 7 and 10 – will be played at the 10,000-seat Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. All three doubleheaders in Group B – which will be played on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 – will take place at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas, a 9,700-seat stadium that is home to the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros of the USL and is one of the top venues in the league.
The top two finishers in each group will then cross over to meet in the all-important semifinals on Oct. 14 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The Third-Place Match and Championship Game will be at Toyota Stadium onOct. 17.
Ticket information for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship will be made available once it is finalized. For the opportunity to buy tickets before either the general public or those on U.S. Soccer’s social media channels, fans should consider purchasing a U.S. Soccer Membership (only $55 for one year atmembership.ussoccer.com). New Members, who join by April 30, 2018, will have the opportunity later in the year to buy tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship before those on U.S. Soccer’s social media channels, plus receive other benefits, like a Member-exclusive scarf and a ten-percent discount on purchases at store.ussoccer.com