For the first time in the history of CONMEBOL, the Copa America is being staged outside of South America. The special edition of the tournament, being held outside the normal 4-year cycle, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the confederation and for the occasion a special trophy has been made to be presented to the winning team.
The one-time trophy will be unveiled on by the president of CONMEBOL, Alejandro Domínguez Wilson-Smith, in Colombia the night of Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm ET.
The 24k gold covered trophy is 2-feet tall and weighing 15.65 pounds. It took 89 days to design by Epic Studios in the U.S. and 98 days to produce by Thomas Lyte’s London Workshop in England.
The winning team will be presented the trophy after the final at MetLife Stadium on June 26. The team will keep the trophy permanently since it is a special edition trophy specifically made for the Copa America Centenario. The winning team will also receive the Copa America trophy to hold until the next winner is crowned.