The first indications of which cities will host matches for Copa America 2016 are in. According to Globo, a Brazilian outlet, the CONMEBOL executive committee discussed potential hosts for the tournament at a recent meeting and have what appears to be a preliminary list.
Globo revealed a document from the meeting that shows 11 cities in one color. They are Seattle, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
There were 12 more cities listed, but in a different color: San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Denver, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Charlotte and Jacksonville.
The confederation has also said that Miami and Atlanta will not be considered because their stadium will be under construction that summer. SunLife Stadium in Miami will be undergoing renovations while the new venue in Atlanta will not be completed until 2017.
The cities listed in the document are no surprise. They cover pretty much every major city in the country that has a large and modern stadium.
Copa America 2016 will be the 100th anniversary of the tournament and it is a special edition of the competition. While it is normally used to crown the best team in South America, the 2016 event will include six teams from CONCACAF to go along with the 10 South American nations and it will be played in the United States for the first time ever.
There is still not timeline for them confirming the stadiums that will be used, nor is there any information on how many stadiums will be used. Right now, it's a total guess, but assuming Globo's information is correct, we have an idea which cities and stadiums are under consideration.