Canada vs USA Venue World Cup Qualifiers: Tim Hortons Field

The Canadian national team became famous for their home-court advantage in World Cup qualifying after hosting Costa Rica and Mexico in freezing cold Edmonton. The Canada vs. United States venue for the January qualifier will once again experience freezing temperatures as the Canucks host the Americans in Hamilton, Ont.

Location of Canada against the United States for World Cup qualification

Dated: January 30

Kick-off time: 3:05 p.m. ET

Site: Hamilton, Ontario (40 miles from Toronto)

Average temperatures in January: High: 30 degrees Fahrenheit / Low: 16 degrees Fahrenheit

Population: 536 917

Stadium: Tim Hortons Field aka “The Donut Box”

The field’s surface : Artificial turf

Capacity: 23,218 (record attendance: 26,324)

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The USMNT will play three games in the next World Cup qualifying window with cold conditions expected for each. The Americans will host El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio, then travel to Hamilton, Ontario, and eventually host Honduras in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Depending on the weather, the game in Minnesota — which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET — could be colder than the game in Hamilton.

The United States have only played Canada twice since 2000 – once for an international friendly and the other for the Concacaf Nations League – with both matches being played at BMO Field in Toronto.

This is the first time Hamilton has hosted a major game for Canada’s men’s team. The decision to host the game at Tim Hortons Field rather than the larger BMO Field was likely made at the playing surface level. BMO Field uses grass that is probably quite dead in the middle of the pitch. winter.

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