Tickets for U.S. World Cup Qualifier in Colorado on Nov. 19 Go On Sale Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. MT
CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2008) — Tickets for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s November 19 FIFA World Cup qualifier vs. Guatemala at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on November 19 in Commerce City, Colo., go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. MT on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. MT. Kickoff for the team’s last semifinal round qualifier is set for 6 p.m. MT, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2 and Galavision.
Tickets ranging in price levels from $30 to $95 are available starting this Wednesday (Sept. 10) at 10 am MT online at ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-866-461-6556, at all Dick’s Sporting Goods locations in Colorado, and at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (a special VIP package which includes a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. national team jersey with your name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale will take place from Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 8 a.m. MT until Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.
While Colorado has only hosted three matches involving the U.S. men, they have provided enthusiastic and substantial support each time. The USA is 2-1-0 in Denver, the most recent match coming in one of the team’s final preparation matches before their historic quarterfinal run in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. On April 3, 2002, a Clint Mathis strike secured a 1-0 victory against Mexico before 48,476 fans, foreshadowing the USA’s 2-0 victory against their regional rivals in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Korea that summer. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will host the team’s first match in Colorado outside of Denver, and their first FIFA World Cup qualifier in the Rocky Mountain State.
The U.S. earned a hard-fought 1-0 road victory against Guatemala in their first game of the semifinal round on August 20, with Carlos Bocanegra scoring the game-winning goal in the 69th minute. The win improved the USA’s all-time record against Guatemala to 11-4-5.
Semifinal Round qualifying in the CONCACAF region divides teams into three groups of four. Playing a six-game round robin format, the top two finishers from each group will advance to the final six-team group that will be played in 2009.