More than 57,500 Tickets Sold for U.S. Men's National Team Match Against 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion Spain
Tickets for Match against Top-Ranked Spain Available through Ticketmaster and ussoccer.com
CHICAGO (May 16, 2011) â€” More than 57,500 tickets have already been sold for the U.S. Menâ€™s National Teamâ€™s match against 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion Spain on June 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., making this one of the fastest-selling games in U.S. Soccer history.
Kickoff against the top-ranked team in the world and defending European Champion is set for 4:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision.Â Fans can follow both matches live on ussoccer.comâ€™s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
Tickets are on sale to the general public through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the region. Starting Thursday, April 21, tickets also become available at the Gillette Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages which include a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
The U.S. and Spain have met just four times previously, with Spain holding a 3-1-0 edge. The USAâ€™s lone victory is the most famous of the encounters, having taken place in the semifinals of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. Facing a Spain team that had been on an international record setting run of 15 consecutive victories and a 35-game unbeaten streak, goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey lifted the United States to a 2-0 victory and a place in their first final of a major FIFA tournament.
The U.S. is making its12th appearance at Gillette Stadium, posting an impressive 9-1-2 record. Remarkably, 10 of the 12 matches have been either in the Gold Cup or World Cup qualifiers. The U.S. has tallied 28 goals and surrendered six in the facility, with eight shutouts.
The United States will seek its fifth confederation championship title when they join Group C of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup along with Canada, Panama and Guadeloupe. The U.S. will first take on Canada on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET at Ford Field in Detroit. The team then travels south to face Panama on June 11 at 8 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., before rounding out group play against Guadeloupe on June 14 at the brand new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, with kickoff slated for 8 p.m. CT.
This article was updated onÂ MayÂ 31Â from theÂ preceding version which stated that 51,000 tickets had been sold as of MayÂ 16