U.S. Soccer to Offer VIP Experience for International Friendlies in Europe
Elite Packages Available for Matches against Scotland on Nov. 15 and to be Determined Location in Europe on Nov. 19
CHICAGO (Oct. 11, 2013) – U.S. Soccer is offering special VIP Experiences for each of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s international friendlies on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19 in Europe. VIP guests will experience matches and the culture of the host countries as part of the U.S. Soccer delegation, providing them exclusive behind-the-scenes access and a unique travel opportunity.
Spaces are limited for two VIP Experience packages: a three-night trip from Nov. 14-17 to watch the U.S. take on Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow (match is on Friday, Nov. 15); or a six-night “European Tour” with the Men’s National Team from Nov. 14-20. The week-long, multi-city European Tour includes a second match on Nov. 19 (opponent to be confirmed pending future match results).
Both Premium Packages Include:
- Deluxe accommodations at the U.S. Team Hotel and breakfast each morning
- Pre-game hospitality and Category 1 match tickets
- Tours to enjoy the best of local culture and history, including a day-long tour of beautiful and dynamic Scotland, and excursions in two European countries as part of the European Tour
- Ground transportation to and from all scheduled activities, including airport arrival and departure
- Behind-the-scenes access to the U.S. National Team training sessions
- VIP reception and dinner hosted by U.S. Soccer
- Premium U.S. Soccer gifts and more
Guests traveling as part of the multi-city European Tour will fly free of charge with the delegation and team to the second match city. Round-trip international airfare is not included in the package, though guests will receive complimentary assistance with flight booking from U.S. Soccer’s travel agency.
The U.S. has played Scotland seven times in its history, holding a close lifetime record of 2-3-2 in a series dating back to 1949. Most recently, a Landon Donovan hat trick paced the USA to a 5-1 win on May 26, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. The match falls on an international fixture date, which means U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has the option to select whatever players he chooses for the match.
U.S. Soccer is a registered 501c3 non-profit. The minimum donation to enjoy the Scotland Get-Away is $5,500; European Tour, $7,950. A portion of your donation is tax deductible, and proceeds from these VIP Experiences will support important soccer development programs, including the Development Academy Scholarship Fund.
The Development Academy Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to high-school aged Development Academy players, allowing them to continue training in an elite environment and traveling for challenging competition. Since 2008, U.S. Soccer has provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships, allowing more than 1,000 players to participate in the Academy.
To reserve your VIP Experience tickets, contact U.S. Soccer Manager of Development Mary Teeter by email or phone at 312-528-1233.