CHICAGO (Feb. 22, 2012) â€“ Tickets for the upcoming U.S. Menâ€™s National Team games in Jacksonville, Fla., and Tampa, Fla., will go on sale to the public next Thursday, March 1.
The U.S. will face Scotland at 8 p.m. ET on May 26 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville before kicking off the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying tournament against Antigua & Barbuda on June 8 at 7 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
The U.S. Menâ€™s National Team will hold a public training session at the stadium the day before each game. More information about the free sessions will be available in the near future.
Tickets starting at $22 go on sale to the public Thursday, March 1, at 10 a.m. ET for the Jacksonville game and 11 a.m. ET for the Tampa event through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Jacksonville and Tampa Bay areas (including many Walmart stores). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that 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.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, VisaÂ® 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 starts Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. ET for the Jacksonville game and 11 a.m. ET for the Tampa event and runs until Thursday, March 1, at 8 a.m. ET 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.
JacksonvilleÂ will host a U.S. Menâ€™s National Team for the first time since Feb. 6, 1999, when the USA recorded a massive upset of defending European Champion Germany with a 3-0 victory.
The USA has never faced Antigua & Barbuda before but will kick off its qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup against the Caribbean nation. This year marks the first time Antigua & Barbuda has made it to the Semifinal Round of qualifying.
Along with these two teams, Group A consists of Guatemala and Jamaica. Each team will meet twice â€“ once at home and once away â€“ in round robin play. The top teams from each of three groups will advance to the Final Round of qualifying, which will take place in 2013. Three teams will automatically qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while the fourth-place team will play in a two-leg playoff against the winner of the Oceania region.