Concacaf Under-20 Championship

November 1, 2018 - November 21, 2018

Add to Calendar 2018-11-01T15:02:22-04:00 2018-11-21T16:02:22-05:00 Concacaf Under-20 Championship 5650 Bollettieri Blvd.<br> Bradenton FL, 34210

Event Overview

IMG Academy is excited to host the U-20 Concacaf Men’s Soccer Championship! The 2018 edition of the under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament, scheduled to take place November 1-21, 2018, at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, will be disputed between a record number of 34 Concacaf Member Associations.

IMG Academy sits on more than 600 acres and features more than 20 multi-sport fields, 50+ tennis courts, a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium, two 10,000+ square foot weight rooms and residential halls and accommodations for athletes and guests. The IMG campus provides an ideal all-around environment for Concacaf’s under-20 teams to train and perform.


5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton FL, 34210

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Where to Stay

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Legacy Hotel is the official hotel of the Concacaf U-20 Championship. Steps from the world-renowned IMG Academy campus, there’s a place to pursue passions, recover and rejuvenate, and breathe in modern luxury. Legacy Hotel is a lifestyle boutique hotel.

Experience unparalleled service and unmatched convenience for families, visitors, teams and groups visiting IMG Academy.

For booking information please contact Nina Stenberg or call 941-749-8707

Tournament Information

Unlike previous formats, which included regional qualifiers in the Caribbean and Central America and one final championship, this year’s redesigned competition will ensure that all the participating teams have access to play more top-level football matches.

After round robin play, the six group winners will advance to the qualification stage, where they will be divided into two groups of three teams. The two group winners plus the second-place finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Additionally, the two group winners will advance to the tournament’s final to determine the regional champion.

For More Information from Concacaf please visit or Concacaf Under 20s Men

Tournament Schedule

Fees & Tickets

Group Stage (Nov. 1-10)

Daily: Adult 16+ ($18), Youth 15U ($12)

Credit Card or Cash accepted.

Purchase Tickets

Qualification Stage (Nov. 11-21)

Daily: Adult 16+ ($25), Youth 15U ($15)

Credit Card or Cash accepted.


Included with the price of admission.

Match Schedule

Event Information

Ticket Information

We will offer a grounds pass for all group stage games taking place November 1st – November 10th, 2018. A grounds pass will include access to all games taking place on all fields throughout the course of the day, as well as parking on-site.

For the qualification stage, tickets will include both games taking place in the evening session. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.


Parking will be located in our field house parking lot. Handicap parking is available in front of the parking lot. Upon parking your car spectators will head towards the ticket office which is located in front of the Football stadium.

Facility Regulations

Facility Regulations are as follows:

  • No pets. Any Service animals must have proper paperwork.
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol
  • No coolers
  • Lawn chairs allowed

Inclement Weather

In the event of Inclement Weather IMG Academy’s Thorguard system will sound 3 horns, indicating the campus has been put under a Weather Safety Alert! At that time all play will be suspended and spectators will need to find shelter.

Once the storm has passed there will be 1 long horn that will indicate play can be resumed. If lightning is detected in the area all activities must cease. Athletes/coaches/volunteers/officials/ spectators will evacuate the fields. Play will resume when the ThorGuard system senses there is no lightning threat in the area.

TV Viewing

To watch all matches, visit or tune into Univision for all United States and Mexico matches.

Media Credentials and Social Media

Media Credential Request

Concacaf Social Media Links





Travel & Planning

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car promotes an easy-to-use service and has two pickup/drop-off centers within 10 miles of the IMG Academy campus.

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Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers dropoff and pickup services for all local Florida airports. Teams and players can schedule arranged transportation through Travel and Planning on IMG Academy’s website.

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Local Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton Florida is conveniently located in central Florida and located near many large international airports. Make sure to book travel through one of these local airports.


Local Attractions

Florida’s premier theme parks are located just minutes away from IMG Academy.

Visit Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios or the Tampa Bay Rays to experience Florida.

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Performance Based Nutrition

Dining on campus provides athletes with a full balanced nutritial diet designed for atheletes competing at the highest level.

Options include buffet style and made to order menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Retail & Services

Treat yourself to a soothing massage at IMG Academy Wellness Spa. Relax and recover with one of our highly trained massage therapists.

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Visit the Official Online Store of IMG Academy at, your IMG Academy branded gear headquarters. On campus shopping also available in the IMG Academy Campus Center’s bookstore.

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