How to Watch a Copa America 2024 Match in Atlanta

Atlanta is one of the most important venues of the Copa America because it will host the home team and the defending champion in the opening match. Find out everything you need to know to experience the championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Matías Rodríguez

Matías Rodríguez

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How to Watch a Copa America 2024 Match in Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia | © David Nicolai

Atlanta will be one of the most prominent venues of the Copa America to be held in the United States between June 20 and July 14 because the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the opening match, which will have as one of its protagonists Argentina, the reigning champion of the tournament. A favorite place to enjoy tickets for Copa America 2024.

How much are the Copa America 2024 tickets in Atlanta and how to get them?

Match Day| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney
Match Day| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney

Tickets for the Copa America can already be purchased on the Hellotickets website. Tickets will have different prices and will depend on the instance of play of the competition, the opponents faced and, above all, the location of the seats.

In general, the tickets in the back of the stadium and in the upper areas are usually cheaper than those on the sides of the field, although from this sector the view is sharper and closer. Check all the information about the 2024 edition and get the best tickets for the matches in this stadium.

How to get tickets for the Copa America 2024 in Atlanta?

Getting your tickets is very easy. Enter the online platform for ticket sales for the Copa America and you will see within each selection the dates of the matches and the stadiums where the matches will be played.

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium has a capacity of approximately 73,000 spectators, but by receiving the opening match will be one of the most visited stadiums during the tournament, so I advise you that if you plan to attend the Copa America buy tickets as early as possible, especially because there will be Argentina, defending champion of the competition.

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When are the Copa America 2024 games in Atlanta?

U.S. Fan| ©Joaquin Montaño - Midjourney
U.S. Fan| ©Joaquin Montaño - Midjourney

Atlanta will host the opening match, which will be played on June 20 at 8 p.m. East Coast time. This match will pit defending champion Argentina against Canada, depending on who qualifies from CONCACAF and will occupy a spot in Group A. The match will be preceded by the Copa America opening ceremony.

On the other hand, this stadium will also host the match of the second date of Group C that will measure the United States against Panama. It will take place on June 27 at 6 p.m. and it generates expectations because several of the U.S. team's regular players play for Atlanta United FC, the team that plays its home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, so I recommend that you buy your Copa America tickets as far in advance as possible.

Atlanta will also be the epicenter of the CONCACAF teams' matches, as three of the four teams that will be playing there belong to this confederation. Thus, a large crowd is expected for all the matches to be played at this venue, especially since it is the only one located in Georgia.

Date and time of the Copa América matches in Atlanta

  • Match 1
  • Group A
  • Argentina vs. Canada / TyT
  • June 20th
  • 20.00 hours / GMT -4H
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  • Match 2
  • Group C
  • United States vs. Panama
  • June 27th
  • 18.00 hours / GMT -4H
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Which teams will play the Copa America 2024 in Atlanta?

Argentina fans| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney
Argentina fans| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney

Atlanta will host the opening Group A match between Argentina and Canada, as well as a Group C match featuring the United States against Panama.


Argentina is the defending champion and one of the great candidates along with Brazil and Uruguay. It is also one of the biggest winners in the history of the Copa América with 15 victories. It will take part in the opening match between Argentina and Canada (still to be decided) and will seek revenge in the United States after losing to Chile in the final of the 2016 Copa América.

  • Number of Copa América appearances... 43 editions.
  • Best result in Copa América... 15 times champion, the last one in 2021.
  • Last Copa América result... champion in the 2021 edition.

United States

USA is the host of the Copa America but had to compete for the qualification along with the rest of the CONCACAF teams, so it earned its place in its own right and without protocol invitations. With a young squad and after reaching the round of 16 in the last World Cup, they will be looking to improve their historic result in the continental competition. Want to be a witness? Buy USA vs. Panama tickets.

  • Number of Copa America appearances... 5 editions.
  • Best result in Copa América... Semifinalist, last time in 2016.
  • Last Copa América result... semifinalist in the 2016 edition.


Panama will be playing its second Copa América and will be looking to qualify for the first time to the finals of the tournament to emulate the feats of other CONCACAF teams. Their best argument will be a squad with many players experienced in MLS and South American continental club competitions. At Mercedes-Benz Stadium you can enjoy Panama's match against the U.S.

  • Number of Copa America appearances... 1st edition.
  • Best result in Copa América... first round, in 2016.
  • Last result in Copa América... first stage in 2016.


Canada, having qualified for the Copa America in March against Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF playoff, will be the first time it has played in the tournament as it was previously invited by Colombia in the 2001 edition but declined the offer. They are coming from playing in the 2022 World Cup and many of the stars of the squad play in European soccer. You can already buy your tickets for the match between Argentina and Canada and try your luck.

  • Number of participations in Copa América... none.
  • Best result in Copa América... debutant.
  • Last result in Copa América... debutant.

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In which stadium will the Copa America 2024 be played in Atlanta?

Mercedes-Benz Stadium| ©Chrishaun Byrom
Mercedes-Benz Stadium| ©Chrishaun Byrom

Atlanta will host the Copa America at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a 73,000-seat venue that is also home to Atlanta United FC in MLS and Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. This stadium was inaugurated in 2017 and, since then, has become one of the most technological stadiums in the USA, with a folding roof and giant screens that reach all sectors of the stands.

This stadium also hosted the Super Bowl final in 2019 and in the future will be one of the venues for the 2026 World Cup, to be jointly organized by the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Its design is shaped like a pinwheel and is one of the most praised for its architectural layout. During your visit, you can tour the facility with the assistance of an expert local guide.

Also, the Copa America matches at this stadium will take place after sunset, so attendees will be able to see the silhouette of the stadium illuminated with changing colors, in one of the best things to do at night in Atlanta.

What are the best locations at Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

The layout of the stands at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is very unique and is divided into three tiers.

  • The lower tier includes sections 101 to 136 and has the best view, at the level of the playing field.
  • The middle tray includes sectors 201 to 247.
  • The upper sectors, being a stadium also designed for concerts and musical shows, offer a very good perspective and it is there where you can also find cheaper tickets. These sites occupy the numbered zones from 301 to 350, which are the ones with the largest capacity and make it one of the best venues for the Copa America 2024.

How to get to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

  • By bus... you can get to the stadium from downtown Atlanta on bus lines 9, 49, 55, 94 and 832 in approximately 30 minutes.
  • By Metro... you can get to the stadium from downtown Atlanta on the Metro Blue and Green lines.
  • By Car... you can reach the stadium via I-20 W in approximately 15 minutes.

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What will the opening ceremony of Copa America 2024 in Atlanta be like?

Inside the stadium| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney
Inside the stadium| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney

As it happened with the last editions of the Copa America, the opening ceremony is expected to begin with a parade of the delegations and their respective flags and end with a concert or a musical show, although the names of the artists who will perform live did not transcend. Therefore, it is advisable that you buy your Copa America tickets as soon as possible.

In the 2016 Copa America, which was also hosted by the U.S., the artists who performed at the opening ceremony were J Balvin, Jason Derulo and Magic. However, as that edition marked the celebrations for the centennial of the championship, the opening show also included fireworks and a look back at the history of the world's oldest national team championship.

Keep in mind that the Copa America opening ceremony on June 20, which will mark the prelude to the match between Argentina and Canada, is one of the most anticipated events on the 2024 sporting calendar, so tickets for this game, as soon as they go on sale, are sure to sell out quickly.

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Tips for attending a Copa America 2024 match in Atlanta

Watching a game| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney
Watching a game| ©Joaquín Montaño - Midjourney

When purchasing tickets for Copa America 2024 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, keep in mind:

  • If you want to attend the games in Atlanta, the first of the games that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host will be in the debut of Argentina, the reigning continental and world champions, and will also mark the start of the tournament. For this reason, I suggest you buy your tickets as far in advance as possible.
  • The Copa America schedule will coincide with the summer in Atlanta, which is also the high season in the city, so the influx of tourists will be higher. This is why I recommend that you book your accommodations in advance, to get better prices.
  • The Copa America games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will take place during the night, so you can combine the experience of enjoying a sporting spectacle with some of the best activities to do in Atlanta, among which are participating in the most outstanding tours of the city.
  • Although the stadium is located in the metropolitan area of the city, due to the influx of people, the entrances and the surroundings of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium could be crowded. I advise you to arrive at the stadium in good time so as not to miss the start of the game or the pre-match shows, in the case of the opening match.

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