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Hurricane Dennis Delays Gold Cup Group A Games

CHICAGO (Friday, 8 July 2005) – Due to the advancing Hurricane Dennis, the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A games at Miami’s Orange Bowl will be played a day later than originally scheduled.

The 24-hour delay was issued by CONCACAF late on Friday evening. The seriousness of the storm, which has already caused havoc in parts of the Caribbean, especially Cuba, led to State and City of Miami authorities ordering many emergency procedures, including the closing of the Orange Bowl.

The doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, July 9) at the Orange Bowl will now be played on Sunday, July 10, with Honduras vs. Colombia at 7 p.m. ET and then Panama vs. Trinidad & Tobago at 9 p.m. ET. The matches scheduled for Monday (July 11), will now go ahead on Tuesday, (July 12) with Colombia vs. Trinidad & Tobago at 5 p.m. ET and then Honduras vs. Panama at 7 p.m. ET.

This is the first time since 1998, when El Nino caused a postponement in Los Angeles, that weather has interfered with the Gold Cup.