CONMEBOL’s biggest international tournament was recently hosted in the U.S., and it looks like the South American federation’s top club tournament could be set to follow in its own way.
Reports from South America state that CONMEBOL is interested in hosting the Copa Libertadores final in Miami. The proposal comes following interest in hosting the tournament finale at a neutral venue, although this year’s tournament will feature the traditional format of two-legged ties.
In addition to Miami, CONMEBOL is reportedly interested in hosting in Mexico City or at Brazil’s Maracana. However, Miami reportedly remains the top choice as it is seen as the best option for expanding commercial rights and sponsorship opportunities. CONMEBOL recently announced that the tournament would expand from 38 to 44 teams.
The 2016 tournament, which was won by Atletico Nacional of Colombia, ended in late July while this year’s edition is set to begin in late January or early February and end in late November or early December.
American clubs are not a part of the tournament, although Liga MX is represented with three berths.