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.


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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.