LP Field named one of three sites for 2012 Olympic qualifying event

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:28pm
Staff reports

LP Field was one of three sites named to host the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qulifying Tournament, the United States Soccer Federation announced Thursday.

Two teams from the eight-team event, which takes place March 22 through April 2, will earn a spot in the field for the Olympics.

In addition to Nashville, matches will be held at Carson, Calif., and Kansas City.

The event kicks off at LP Field, where one of the four-team groups will play its preliminary matches. A similar set of games with the other four teams will take place at Carson.

The semifinals and finals will be held at Kansas City on March 31 and April 2, respectively.

Six of the eight teams have been set with the United States, Mexico, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama. The other two have yet to be determined. The date for the draw to set the four-team groups has yet to be determined.

6 Comments on this post:

By: NewYorker1 on 11/10/11 at 1:24


By: TheHunter on 11/10/11 at 5:13

my thoughts exactly NewYorker1 ... I couldn't care less about "flopper ball" or "futbol" field diving ... waste of time & money & resources imo

By: MusicCity615 on 11/11/11 at 8:33


Global exposure, boost to Nashville economy, utilization of a Metro owned stadium when the lead tenant (the Titans) are in the offseason....

This is GREAT imo. Excited for it.

By: TITAN1 on 11/11/11 at 1:10

I'm not a soccer fan, but it is a very popular world wide sport and the exposure will be great for Nashville.

By: KaeWor on 11/11/11 at 5:35

Because Nashville supports sports BIG TIME! The biggest crowd to ever watch a soccer game in North America was at LP field leading up to the last men's World Cup a couple of years ago. Sure, that was still only like 31k people, but it was raining and there was a hockey game on Broadway. There will be even more fans this time.
I prefer to see the stadium as half-full

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