CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2007) — More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. vs. Mexico rivalry match on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. 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 sell quickly.
Tickets are still available, while supplies last, starting at $38 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 (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 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 (Friday, Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 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.