CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2007) — Fewer than 10,000 tickets remain on sale for the U.S. Men's National Team match-up against Mexico this Wednesday (Feb. 7) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Ticket sales for the game surpassed 50,000 on Monday afternoon for the stadium, which is expected hold a little more than 62,000 spectators for the USA-Mexico clash. Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance to avoid long sales and will call lines on the day of the game as tickets continue to move.
Only $38 tickets remain for the match and are available at ussoccer.com, all Glendale area Ticketmaster outlets (including Macy’s, Fry’s Marketplace, Ritmo Latino and FYE), the University of Phoenix Stadium ticket office (Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and by phone at 480-784-4444. Day-of-game ticket prices will be higher than advance ticket purchases.
Online ticket purchasers are encouraged to use Ticketmaster’s TicketFast delivery option in which tickets are delivered to an e-mail address and can be printed in advance of arriving at the stadium.
Fans that have tickets at will call can pick them up during business hours at the University of Phoenix Stadium ticket office on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the game.
Free parking lots at the University of Phoenix Stadium will open at 3 p.m. and tailgating is permitted in all lots to allow fans to arrive early and avoid the rush. Gates to the stadium open at 5 p.m.
The match is the first for new U.S. head coach Bob Bradley against the USA’s fiercest rival and will be played on the first international fixture date of 2007. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision beginning at 7 p.m. MT. Fans can also follow the match live online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker, and listen in Spanish-language on Futbol de Primera.
The U.S. has dominated the series of late, collecting a 6-0-1 home record against Mexico since 2000. During that span, the USA has netted 11 goals, while the Mexicans have failed to score a single goal on American soil in this decade. In the team’s last meeting, the U.S. used a 2-0 victory on Sept. 3, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio, to become the first team in CONCACAF to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The United States will compete in two major championships next summer. The three-time champions will first try to defend their title against 11 other teams at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, scheduled from June 6-24 in several cities across the United States. Just a few days later, the U.S. will participate in the 2007 Copa America, the regional championship of South America. The 12-team tournament will run from June 26 to July 15 in nine cities across Venezuela. For the United States, the appearance will mark their third entrance into CONMEBOL’s signature event.