The 2016 edition of the Copa America tournament will be a special one -- and it's getting a special trophy to go along with it.
The South American Football Confederation, or CONMEBOL, will unveil a new, one-of-a-kind trophy on Thursday in Colombia. The trophy will be awarded to the winner of the Copa America Centenario taking place this summer from June 3 to 26.
The new trophy took 89 days to design and another 98 days to put together, including its metal base covered with 24k gold. The trophy is 24 inches tall and weighs 15.65 pounds.
The new hardware is part of a Copa America tournament that is defying convention this year in honor of its 100th anniversary -- the competition is being hosted outside of South America for the first time and will be spread across 10 cities in the United States. The competition will field 16 teams, including the US, Mexico and Argentina.
The winner, to be crowned on June 26 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, will receive the original Copa America trophy as well.