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Concacaf Gold Cup Drone Light Show at the Santa Monica Pier

Published on July 13, 2023

Exciting Fan-Facing Activities Unveiled Ahead of the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Final at SoFi Stadium in California.

The 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup is heading into tonight’s Semifinals after several compelling matches involving men’s national teams from all parts of the region. As things get closer to the 2023 champion being crowned at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, July 16, the Confederation has a range of exciting fan focused plans to completement the outstanding football on the pitch. Concacaf and its partners will in the coming days deliver several engaging activations for fans of the beautiful game to enjoy. These thrilling fan facing activities will celebrate the closing stages of a tremendous tournament and include the following events and activities:

Thursday, July 13th Santa Monica Pier – Gold Cup Trophy Photo Opp and Drone Show Spectacular

On July 13th from 6-10 pm, fans will have the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the prestigious Gold Cup Trophy at the picturesque Santa Monica Pier’s Central Plaza. This extraordinary photo opportunity coincides with an awe-inspiring drone show, which will feature 500 drones that will light up the sky and display a full Concacaf+ Gold Cup show which will take place over the pier at 9 PM. Combining the presence of the Gold Cup Trophy with the captivating drone show, this event promises to be a visual spectacle like no other.

Drone Light Show and Special Lighting of the Pacific Wheel for Concacaf Gold Cup

Thursday, July 13
dusk (around 8 PM) to midnight

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

Sunday, July 16th – SoFi Stadium – 2023 Gold Cup Anthem ‘No es Solo Un Juego” Live Performance

The song, “NO ES SOLO UN JUEGO” (It’s Not Just a Game), which represents the spirit of the tournament, will be performed live by renowned Universal Music artists, Chiquis, Oriana, Lasso, and Adriel Favela to a crowd of over 70,000+ fans at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, July 16. Fans should prepare to be enthralled by the No es Solo Un Juego performance. This exceptional show will showcase a stellar lineup of renowned artists, with each performer delivering a mesmerizing performance to electrify the audience. Get ready to dance and celebrate the rhythm of the Concacaf region.


The 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup Final promises to be an unparalleled celebration of football, entertainment, and fan engagement. Don’t miss out on these incredible experiences and the many more surprises that await fans.

  • The Toyota Futbol Club
  • The Qatar Airways Lounge Experience
  • Valvoline Skills & Drills
  • The Modelo Bar with Michelada station
  • BMO ATM Soccer target & Pannacourt pitch
  • Gatorade sampling
  • SiteOne Kick game
  • Rockstar Subsoccer exhibition
  • Gold Cup trophy Photo Opportunity

Concacaf invites all football fans to witness the culmination of a thrilling tournament and crown the champions of the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.

2023 Gold Cup Schedule

*Announced kickoff times listed in ET and local time

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

SF2: 7:30 PM (4:30 PM) United States vs. Panama – Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA
SF1: 10:00 PM (7:00 PM) Jamaica vs. Mexico – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
The semifinal winners will move on to the Final, scheduled for Sunday, July 16, at SoFi Stadium

Sunday, July 16, 2023 – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA

F: 7:30 PM (4:30 PM) WSF1 vs WSF2
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of the Gold Cup Semifinals by visiting A limited number of tickets remain available for The Final.

Matches are available for fans across the region to view on Fox Sports | Tubi (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Televisa | ViX and TV Azteca (Mexico), OneSoccer (Canada), and ESPN | Star+ (Caribbean, Central, and South America). For other territories, they will be available on Concacaf GO and Concacaf’s YouTube channel (all subject to territory restrictions).
Matches will also be available on multiple radio partners, including Futbol De Primera (USA), Teletica Radio (Costa Rica), Monumental (Costa Rica), Deportes Unidos (Costa Rica), Medcom Radio (Panama), TVN Radio (Panama), Emisoras Unidas (Guatemala), La Red (Guatemala) and others.

About Concacaf

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf). Concacaf is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations, servicing 41 Member Associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana in the south. Concacaf means football first. Our members are united by a shared vision: Love For Our Game, as well as a unique mission, to develop, promote and manage football throughout the region with integrity, transparency and passion in order to inspire participation in the game. Through offices located in Miami (USA), Guatemala City (Guatemala), and Kingston (Jamaica), Concacaf provides leadership for a network of unified competitions and development activities that unites this diverse region in football, with the goals of actively promoting universal access to our sport, and raising the quality of football across the Confederation. Concacaf brings football closer to people across the region through competitions including the Concacaf Nations League and the biennial Gold Cup for national teams, and club tournaments including the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the Scotiabank Concacaf League, the Caribbean Club Championship and the Caribbean Shield.

About Gold Cup

The Concacaf Gold Cup is the confederation’s premier event for national teams, crowning a champion every two years. Initially involving eight teams, the Gold Cup has developed into a competition of 16 nations, which qualify via the Concacaf Nations League and the Gold Cup Prelims. The Gold Cup has reached exceptional levels of popularity as evidenced by capacity crowds and a global TV audience of millions. The Gold Cup has been contested on 16 previous occasions. Mexico owns a tournament-record eight titles, followed by the United States with seven and Canada with one. The U.S. captured the inaugural championship in 1991, outlasting Honduras in the final 4-3 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw. That year, the entire tournament took place in two Southern California venues – the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Rose Bowl.

Pacific Park Wheel Lighting Events

Pacific Park regularly programs the Ferris wheel to display seasonal programing and themed light designs for holidays and special occasions. The Pacific Wheel’s state-of-the-art lighting package was installed in 2016 and can display over 1.6 million different colors and animate patterns and icons in 24 frames per second. The energy efficient LEDs on the face of the Ferris wheel are powered by solar arrays inside Pacific Park. The light programs are curated and designed by Pacific Park staff. Each design is manually animated; some designs can take hours of programming. The aim is to provide fun, high-energy, and sometimes whimsical designs to entertain guests on the Santa Monica Pier and surrounding beaches.


Feature image courtesy of @Concacaf