By DAN KARELL
Just 54 days before the start of the tournament, CONCACAF debuted the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy at a press conference on Tuesday in Mexico City.
The new trophy uses the original design of the cup and is sculpted in metal with gold plating. It also features larger handles than the prior version, formed at a sharper angle.
“We are extremely proud of the manner in which these subtle design changes to the Gold Cup have helped us to highlight important characteristics of the competition as well as the region as a whole,” said Enrique Sanz, General Secretary of CONCACAF in a statement on the organization’s website. “On one hand, the history of the Gold Cup is referenced through the inscribing of the names of past champions on the base, while on the other hand we are reminded of the spirit of transformation and development of all the member associations of our Confederation, which every two years strive to raise this trophy.”
The 20-pound, 26-inch tall trophy will be presented to the winner of the Gold Cup on July 28 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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