CHICAGO (Jan. 3, 2012) â€“ Series tickets for the elimination-round matches of the 2012 CONCACAF Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Tournament go on sale next week, starting at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
The semifinal matches that determine the two entrants from CONCACAF to the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be played Saturday, March 31, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. Should the U.S. Under-23 Menâ€™s National Team advance from first-round action in Group A, it will play in the second semifinal match. The championship game takes place Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. CT.
Series tickets for the Nashville and Los Angeles venues are currently on sale. A series ticket consists of a ticket for each event scheduled at a single venue. Fans can order series tickets for all three venues online at ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at local Ticketmaster ticket centers in the venue cities, and at the respective stadium ticket offices during their local business hours.
Individual tickets for each event (all doubleheaders except for the final) go on sale at a later date, pending availability.
The U-23 MNT was drawn into Group A in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and opens group play against Cuba on March 22 at 8 p.m. CT at LP Field in Nashville. The U.S. faces Canada on March 24 at 6 p.m. CT and El Salvador on March 26 at 8 p.m. CT at LP Field.
The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., is the site of matches for Group B, which consists of Mexico, Honduras, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. Doubleheader events involving these four teams will be held March 23, 25 and 27. The top two finishers from each group then advance to the semifinal round, where the first-place team from each group takes on the second-place side from the other group.
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