As reported by the Dominican press since the day the draw for round of 16 of the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League was completed, Atletico Pantoja will host its opening game of the tournament - against the New York Red Bulls - at Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic. But initial reporting of the scheduled dates was a little off, so perhaps the long-held view that the match would not be played in Santo Domingo was similarly mistaken.
Not so much, the original reports are confirmed by Atletico Pantoja’s official website. And Facebook. And Twitter. The first leg of RBNY’s round of 16 CCL 2019 series with the reigning Caribbean club champion will be played in Santiago de los Caballeros at Estadio Cibao.
Ya tenemos fechas! Nuestros partidos en la Liga de Campeones de la @concacaf serán el 20 de febrero en Santiago y el 27 de febrero en Nueva York. Vamos Dominicana que contamos contigo! #somosdominicanos #concacaf #futbol #soccer pic.twitter.com/Y2vuADehMU— Atlético Pantoja (@atleticopantoja) December 19, 2018
The match will be held on February 20, kicking off at 8:00 pm, Eastern (9:00 pm, local time).
The match will also be broadcast in the US by Univision Deportes and Yahoo Sports. Fox Sports Latin America will carry the game in Mexico, Central America, and Dominican Republic. Flow Sports is the broadcaster for the rest of the Caribbean. CONCACAF Go will stream the game for viewers outside those territories.