Detroit interested in hosting 2016 Copa America matches

Associated Press

Miami — Detroit is among the areas in the United States that has expressed an interest in hosting games during next year's Centennial Copa America.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football announced the list Thursday and said 8-13 stadiums will be announced in May as sites for the 16-nation tournament, to be played from June 3-26, 2016.

CONCACAF recommends a seating capacity of 50,000 or more for venues in the tournament, which will feature all 10 national teams from South America and six from CONCACAF, including the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

On Aug. 2, a crowd of 109,318 watched Manchester United defeat Real Madrid in a friendly at Michigan Stadium. It was the most ever to watch a soccer game in the United States, besting the 101,799 in the Rose Bowl for the gold medal game between Brazil and France at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Other areas expressing interest are: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Florida; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles; Nashville, Tennessee; New York/New Jersey; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia; Phoenix; St. Louis; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Tampa, Florida; and Washington, D.C.