U.S. Soccer announced today that Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the first two matches of the ninth annual SheBelieves Cup,
marking yet another historic occasion for the stadium, which will also host Copa America and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The first encounter, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on April 6, will pit the USWNT against one of three yet-to-be-announced opponents,
all of whom competed in the 2023 Women's World Cup. The second match will begin at 3:30 p.m., and both will be played on natural grass added for the occasion.
Because of the Concacaf W Gold Cup in February and March, this edition of the SheBelieves Cup will include four matches instead of six.
The final and third-place match on April 9th will be conducted at a separate location, and the competition will return to its traditional 6-game format in 2025.
"These are the first U.S. Soccer-controlled matches of the Olympic year for our Women's National Team and we're looking forward to a big turnout at one of the best stadiums in the world,"
said Cindy Parlow Cone, president of the U.S. Soccer "We're also looking forward to playing our first match in the Atlanta area since announcing