Tickets Sold Out for September 1 World Cup Qualifer in Washington, D.C.
CHICAGO (Thursday, August 2, 2001) - Tickets for the crucial upcoming qualifer between the United States and Honduras have sold out, the fastest sellout for a U.S. Soccer match in Washington, D.C. history.
Aug. 2, 2001
Over 51,000 seats have been sold for the match at storied RFK Stadium. Due to the tremendous demand, D.C. United officials plan to install temporary seating behind the southeast goal, allowing for increased capacity. With the expanded capacity, more than 55,000 fans will witness the match, marking one of the highest attendances for a soccer match in the stadium's history. The additional tickets will be sold within the U.S. Soccer family.
The D.C. venue has played host to several key matches, including the 1996 Olympics and the 1997 MLS Cup. Most recently, RFK hosted a crucial World Cup qualifying semifinal match between the United States and Guatemala. In one of the greatest atmospheres ever created for a U.S. soccer event, the USA earned a crucial 1-0 victory against Guatemala before 51,996 fans on September 3, 2000.
In their history, the U.S. Men are an impressive 7-2-3 in 12 games at RFK Stadium, including a 2-0-1 mark in World Cup qualifiers.