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CONCACAF Gold Cup Sees 6% Attendance Increase From '13 Tournament

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CONCACAF Gold Cup matches averaged 41,854 fans across 14 sites during the ’15 tournament, up 6.4% from the 39,348 average in ’13. The largest draw was the July 19 quarterfinal doubleheader at MetLife Stadium, with 74,187 fans watching Panama-Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico-Costa Rica. S...

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