Tickets Available for U.S. Men's National Team and Spain Training Sessions on June 3 at Gillette Stadium
General Admission Seats to Go on Sale May 18 at 10 a.m. ET; Proceeds to Support U.S. Soccer Coaching Initiatives Â
CHICAGO (May 17, 2011) â€“ Members of the public will have the rare opportunity to watch the U.S. Men's National Team and defending FIFA World Cup champion Spain conduct their final training sessions June 3 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The last training sessions before the teams face off June 4 will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET, with the United States training for about an hour. No. 1-ranked Spain will follow with an hour-long training session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The gates will open at 4 p.m.
Advance tickets for the sessions can be purchased for $20 beginning Wed., May 18 at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the region, and at the Gillette Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Tickets will cost $25 at the door.
All tickets are general admission and are good for both training sessions. Parking will be free. A ticket to the match is not required for attendance. The event is subject to weather and field conditions.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support U.S. Soccer Federation coaching initiatives. The Federation recently unveiled the new U.S. Soccer Coaching Curriculum, which has been made available to the public. The curriculum is designed to improve development of playersÂ in the United States, and concentrates on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating an environment that is fun for players.
More than 52,000 tickets have been sold for the USAâ€™s high profile friendly against Spain. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision. Fans can follow the match live on ussoccer.comâ€™s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
After the Spain match, 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.